Jo Haylen MP, Member for Summer Hill, today called on the Minister for Planning, Anthony Roberts, to guarantee that the heritage suburb of Ashbury be left untouched as the Government continues to roll out significant rezoning plans for the Inner West-Canterbury region.
The Ashbury community is under threat from all sides, with Hurlstone Park slated for rezoning under the Sydenham to Bankstown Corridor plans, the ongoing threat of overdevelopment at the Chubb and Tyres4U sites and newly announced plans to redevelop Canterbury Park Racecourse for residential towers.
The entirety of Ashbury is heritage protected and is a unique example of inter-war housing development with the entire suburb showcasing heritage homes built between 1912 and 1940
Ms Haylen has written to the Minister demanding a commitment that Ashbury be left untouched.
Quotes attributable to Jo Haylen MP, Member for Summer Hill
“Ashbury is an irreplaceable heritage suburb. We can’t let this Government’s overdevelopment agenda destroy such a unique community.
“The Government is hitting Ashbury from every side with rezoning plans and redevelopment. I have written to the Minister demanding a firm commitment now that the suburb will be protected.
“I am proud to represent the close-knit community of Ashbury. They have been fighting back against overdevelopment for years and I will continue to fight alongside them.
“The Inner West-Canterbury region is being asked to accommodate far more than our fair share of development. New plans to rezone the Canterbury Park Racecourse will only add greater pressures to our schools, hospitals and open space.”