Councillor Dr Peter Gangemi

Clr Dr P J Gangemi - North Ward


Political Affiliation: Liberal Party of Australia

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1 LARAPINTA PLACE

On the 19th of April, a development application was lodged for a proposed place of worship at 1 Larapinta Place, Glenhaven. The proposed site lies within the RU6 Rural Transition zone along Glenhaven Road.

The development proposal will not be decided by Council or Councillors, it will be determined by the Sydney Central City Planning Panel, a body that was set up by the State Government. While I do not get a say in the assessment of this proposal, I want residents to know that on a personal level I have significant concerns with this proposal. In my professional life, I am a Senior Acoustic Engineer for a consultancy, and I have submitted a peer review in which I pointed out many of my concerns on the current proposal.

Until the DA is determined, Council will continue to accept submissions on the proposal, so if you have not had your say please feel free to do so at council@thehills.nsw.gov.au. So far 1030 submissions have been received on the proposal, which is by far the highest amount I have seen on an item in my six years on Council.

DRAFT HILLS SHIRE PLAN ON EXHIBITION

Council has placed on exhibition the Draft Hills Shire Plan for 2018/2019. Within this plan, Council has allocated $288 million towards delivering services, facilities and infrastructure for you.

Within the proposed works program for 2018/2019, $5 million is allocated for an upgrade of Castle Hill main street, $4.6 million is put towards the Balmoral Road sports complex and $3.5 million is allocated to the Castle Hill Cemetery upgrade. In North Ward, $2.8 million is allocated towards an overtaking lane on Old Northern Road, $1 million is put towards the rehabilitation of Bannerman Road, $600,000 is proposed to be allocated for the Water Lane Playing fields in Box Hill and numerous intersections along Hezlett Road and throughout North Kellyville are set to be upgraded.

These items are only a fraction of what is proposed to be delivered. The draft plan is on exhibition until the 20th of June. If we have got it right, or if we have left things out, please have a read of the plan, let us know your thoughts and put in a submission.