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Further Interim Heritage Order for Glenlee

After many months of hard work and collaboration with Georges River Council, Member for Oatley, Mark Coure, has announced that an additional Interim Heritage Order will be gazetted to allow time for further assessment of the Glenlee property in Lugarno.

Mr Coure said that the Interim Heritage Order will span a further 12 months and will facilitate additional investigation into the social, environmental and Indigenous significance of the precinct.

“It is fundamental that we protect the Glenlee property from overdevelopment and create an intergenerational community hub that can be enjoyed for years to come,” Mr Coure said.

“We have a once in a lifetime opportunity to protect the site, safeguard biodiversity and preserve our natural environment across the region.”

Minister for Environment and Heritage, James Griffin, acknowledged the importance of protecting the Glenlee property and its significance within the community.

“I acknowledge the Council’s and the local community’s desire to see the Glenlee property protected,” Minister Griffin said.

“I have decided to enact an Interim Heritage Order to allow adequate time for assessment of Glenlee’s State and local heritage, including Aboriginal cultural heritage values.”

The Minister has also requested NSW Heritage pursue the listing of the site on the State Heritage Register.

“This is a significant win for the local area, as it protects the property from overdevelopment while investigations from NSW Heritage and Council continue,” Mr Coure said.

Former Mayor and Peakhurst Ward Councillor, Kevin Greene, said, “this is wonderful news for our community. Glenlee is a local gem that combines a great example of early 20th century lifestyle with untouched remnants of the undeveloped natural environment.”

“Council has worked diligently with NSW Heritage to provide the necessary reports to ensure the protection of this site and we appreciate the commitment and support of the State Government through our local member Mark Coure. Working together we can produce a tremendous result for our community,” Mr Greene said.

Mr Coure also commended the more than 1700 local residents who have signed his petition in favour of protecting the Glenlee property.

“I will continue to stand up for our community on this important issue and it is outstanding to see such strong support for protecting the precinct from all parts of the community,” Mr Coure said.

“I will continue to keep the community updated on further progress with the heritage investigations for the site.”

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