The replacement of the Australian-European population in suburbs of the major cities is a matter of fact – starkest in high-rised Sydney and Melbourne. Data provided on a daily basis shows it not be any fantasy. If Sydney requires 700,000 units for “Singapore style mini cities” – for whom are they being built? Certainly not Australians, let alone young Australian first home buyers.
The destruction of old communities, their architectural and social qualities, sums to cleansing. Cleansing is also aimed at certain inner city areas which has upset the chattering classes, but then, this is the result of their diversity-delusions.
Look at Parramatta! It was established in 1788, the same year as Australia was founded as a member of the First World. But look what the greedy developers and corrupt politicians are doing to it’s heritage and amenity!
Parramatta City Council is obsessed with high-rise, growth and White Australian Cleansing
This is why Australia First Party is running a team for Parramatta City Council.
Keep Parramatta Australian! It was founded in 1788!
Australia First Party rejects Australia’s heritage town Parramatta becoming a ‘Global Growth Corridor’ full of foreign students and great towers, a largely Chinese town which will over-run Australia’s built heritage. This corridor splits off Parramatta from the rest of Sydney along with a central city and Penrith as sub cities serving Australian globalisers and their Chinese masters. Frightening madness!
This city within Greater Sydney is just one of Australia’s target zones, a growth precinct, a global growth precinct in fact – a zone from which Australian identity and people are to be cleansed.
Australians are a dying breed on Sydney and Melbourne trains
And if you think growth addicted Nick Greiner has his grubby fingers in the high-rise lot you might be on to something. Now Liberal Party President, Nick Greiner was former NSW Premier, the privatiser (public asset thief).
Mr “honesty and integrity”?
Then he became Chairman of Infrastructure NSW pushing Sydney’s ‘urban consolidation’ – spin for high-rise. He was behind setting up the developer lobby group Urbangrowth NSW. He’s mates with developer lobby group Urban Taskforce’s boss, Chris Johnson.
Why do you think Hurstville, Strathfield and St Leonards have become unrecognisable? High-rised to buggery and swamped by the yellow peril, fed by an excess of noodle food courts.
NSW real estate: Sydney suburbs to become high-rise mini-cities under rezoning plans
by Jordan Baker on August 13, 2017, Sydney’s Daily Telegraph
“Entire suburbs are being rezoned for apartments under a government plan to turn once-sleepy residential areas into Singapore-style mini-cities across Sydney.
Under the plan to improve housing affordability, more than 700,000 units in blocks of up to 25 storeys will be built across suburban centres over the next two decades. But residents fear the government is quietly dumping the bulk of the units in some of the city’s most under-resourced areas, prompting so much anger that planning bureaucrats had to call police to a recent public information session.
Developments under consideration would alter the character of such arteries as Canterbury Rd. Under maps being drawn up for around 40 high-rise hot spots, apartment heights will range from three to 25 storeys. In some suburbs, every single street will be up-zoned, and there will be no single dwelling areas left.
Residents and councils worry that while the government is busily working on housing targets, it is not committing to the schools, parks and hospital beds needed to support such a massive population surge.
“The NSW government has said, ‘we are going to destroy your suburbs and build new ones with 25-storey towers, but we are not offering anything in exchange’,” says Corinne Fisher from Better Planning Network, a community-based group that lobbies for sustainable planning.
Residents say they don’t know whether there’s any point spending money on their houses.
“There is a growing (migrant) population in Sydney, and they have to be housed somewhere. But what’s happening here are ad hoc, major planning decisions being rushed through without much thought to the quality of the outcomes.”
The areas slated for high density development are called priority precincts. They are close to transport and commerce hubs, and the long-term planning will be done by the state government in consultation with councils, rather than leaving decisions to councils alone.
Parramatta’s migrant invasion
The precincts are scattered across Sydney, from Frenchs Forest to Campbelltown, but the bulk are in the middle of the city, west of the CBD but east of Parramatta and Liverpool.
In the areas slated for rezoning, there is deep uncertainty. Residents say they don’t know whether there’s any point spending money on their houses, because it might be sold off and bulldozed.
They might not want to move, disagree with their neighbours about whether to sell, or face the prospect of an 18-storey building towering over their back yard.
Renters fear that they will be kicked out of their homes and struggle to find another in the area. Elderly, non English-speakers worry about being pressured by developers.
Passions ran so high that officials called police to encourage people to go home.
“These homes are family homes, the owners are older people who don’t speak English that well, they have brought their kids up here, they don’t want to leave,” said Jacqui Pyke, a resident of Earlwood, which will be affected by one of the new precincts.
When residents of the Bardwell Park and Turella precinct met planning officials in Rockdale last month, passions ran so high that officials called police to encourage people to go home. Notices for subsequent meetings have included a plea to treat planning staff with respect.
Last week, about 300 residents of Frenchs Forest packed a local council meeting, furious about the plan to increase density around the local hospital by 3000 dwellings.
There was a similar meeting in Canterbury, with residents worried about the effect of concentrated high-rise on the young, migrant-heavy community.
Plans are most advanced in suburbs along the Sydenham to Bankstown corridor, where the government is aiming to build 35,000 new homes in the next 20 years along its new, high-capacity metro line.
To achieve that target, it is rezoning the region to accommodate 90,000 potential dwellings. But even within that region, some suburbs will be more affected than others.
Residents of the higher socio-economic suburbs — Marrickville, Dulwich Hill and Hurlstone Park — have successfully lobbied for lower housing targets or more single-dwelling zoning, citing the heritage values of their suburbs. As a result, even more dwellings will be built in migrant-heavy suburbs further west such as Belmore and Campsie, where every single street is being up-zoned for between three and 25 stories.
Sharon Baldwin pictured on Canterbury Rd with daughter Luella. Picture: Tim Hunter
The council is worried. Administrator of Canterbury Bankstown, Richard Colley, said investment in the area’s roads, schools and parks was essential to making this workable. “It’s time we started to plan for people first, then buildings, not the other way around.”
A recent council report found the Canterbury Road corridor, where much of the building will take place, as “a noisy, polluted and harsh environment, generally unsuitable in its current state for housing.”
A spokesman from the Department of Environment and Planning said the city would need 725,000 new homes over the next 20 years. That would require a range of well-designed housing options in the right locations.
“We are losing our community spaces rather than getting more, we are losing our green spaces.”
The government was investigating the use of a Special Infrastructure Contribution to help pay for schools, roads, emergency services and open space.
The priority precincts had been chosen because they were close to transport and had broad significance for the community, the spokesman said.
The number of schools required would be determined as planning progressed.
The spokesman said concerns about access to parks in the south-west would be addressed by providing access to school playing fields after hours and improving existing open space.
Sharon Baldwin said she and other residents would want to see some planning “before they start throwing up buildings”.
Residents were being invited to have their say on the various priority plans through public meetings and written submissions. While the apartment-building boom is aimed at helping renters such as Canterbury mum Sharon Baldwin buy a home, to her there are more important things than a title-deed.
Parks for her kids, for a start. And hospitals. And schools that aren’t overcrowded construction sites. “You wonder who is going to want to live here if there are no services?” she says.
Most of Mrs Baldwin’s suburb is being rezoned for high and medium density units. It will contribute 6000 to the 700,000-odd apartments planned for Sydney in the next 20 years.
“We are losing our community spaces rather than getting more, we are losing our green spaces,” she says. “There’s no improvement to the hospital, the schools will be overburdened.
“We want to see some planning before they start throwing up buildings.”
To support 35,000 new dwellings (150,000 residents) planned for the south-west, the region will need:
- 40 new schools
- 177 new hospital beds
- 7 new ambulance stations
- 6 new fire stations
- 5 new police stations
- 15 new libraries
- 22.7 new long day care centres.”
Gladys..”they must be dream’n.”
And do you think Gladys Berejiklian, Nick Greiner and the corrupted LibLab Parramatta City Council give a toss? Gladys, the Armenian consort of the developer lobby, has tripped to Japan to buy a bullet train for a Badgery’s Creek 24/7 Immigration Airport.
Gladys’ secret scheme to replace Sydney Airport with bullet trains, so her developer mates can sell it off for more migrant high-rise.
Andrew: “Immigration Immigration Immigration and refugees…. maybe the Green loving urban militant yuppies should stop voting for people who are pro immigration?”
For Indian culture, visit India not Parramatta
Markus: “It’s called “Urban Consolidation”, which is part of the Communist United Nation’s “Agenda 21″, which is their agenda for Western countries in the 21st century. Look it up.”
Alan: “No problem. The developers make squillions and their mates on The Council are well taken care. Business as usual.”
Richard: “Nothing bad can happen from cramming so many people into high rise units as planned. Sure!!!!”
King: “Build more apartments so they can be sold off to foreigners who will pay exhorbitant prices, mainly so they can hide their cash from the Chinese government or embezzle through dubious transactions. And while all this is going on, let’s have a discussion on housing affordability and the need to build more dwellings. Ponzi scheme indeed….. Don’t forget to open the borders without building the right infrastructure!
ROCHELLE: “It is madness, overcrowding our suburbs when we have so much room out west and should be spending money on transport and infrastructure to put people in outer suburbs. The schools, hospitals, road, drainage, sewerage, power supply are just not going to cope with the extra strain.
They are tearing down heritage buildings to put up high rise along Cooks River, not St Georges River ( I don’t even know where you got that name from). Cooks River is putrid as it is, Imaging the people living there dumping their rubbish into it, it will happen and it will make our suburbs in ghettos. Greedy Councils and developers are ruining our suburbs.”
David: “This is the new reality – Sydney is a global City and we have to cater for population growth somehow. Deal with it people.”
Joanna: “@David What exactly is a “global city”? Stop mass immigration before the entire city looks like an Asian ghetto.”
Nasrani: “Both Labour and Liberal are advocating Big Australia … THIS MUST BE STOPPED. Listen to what Dick Smith has said all along!”
Joanna: “@Nasrani If you want to see what Big Australia will look like go to any large Asian city. Do you really want to live like this?”
Alan: “The correct name for these buildings is “dumplex”.”
Raymond: “Its called bringing 250,000 new people every year to this Country. Unfortunately Australia is no longer the lucky country, our politicians have ruined and are continuing to do so.”
Kelly: “Stop bringing so many people into the country.This is craziness.”
KD: “The government has totally abandoned the people. It’s time that we stopped paying taxes. They only listen to developers and bring other government problems to support them here a life time. There should not be a homeless or shortage in homes or work for people if we are not looking after other people’s problems.”