Minister signed off on the DPA ( rezoning) so it is now all systems go after 30 + years!!!
See messenger article here
Comments from Association:
“It is indeed a much awaited moment for our community. Some have been waiting over 30 years for this to happen!
We have consistently been in favour of the development, not only for its removal of an eyesore but as a significant contribution to our suburb with increased population, diversity and associated amenities.
The bonus of the relocation of the on again off again new Boral Quarry Haul Road is also welcomed by the community and road users.
We are keen for the community to develop a productive relationship with the developer, who we have yet to meet. We have run our own public forums during the rezoning process, supported by both Councils and made detailed submissions on the new development plan. We haven’t seen the final signed off plan but suspect the Minister has made few changes, so the concerns we had about the potential impacts on the community are probably still valid; such as traffic management, the size of the commercial components and the environmental impacts and credentials.
However, now that the incredibly patient developer is able to proceed, we hope there will be an opportunity to meet with them to address some of those concerns as the details become clearer. With this certainty, we hope that both Councils and the State Government will engage with the community and the developer on the overall impacts on our infrastructure, facilities and amenities, that is, how this development integrates into the area.
This is the most significant change to our area since the initial subdivision, it will virtually double the population of Marino! It has the potential to make a real positive contribution to our lives, but as always the devil is in the detail. “