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Gilead subdivision: residents urged to have their say

Campbelltown MP Greg Warren wants local flora and fauna protected when construction starts in the proposed giant Gilead development along Appin Road.

Mr Warren has gone one step further and made a personal submission to the stage one plans for a 424 residential lot subdivision currently on public exhibition until Monday, May 27.

He made a submission highlighting the importance of preserving and protecting local flora and fauna, the urgency regarding upgrades to Appin Road and potential issues around public transport.

Now Mr Warren is calling on all Campbelltown residents to consider making an official submission to boost the chances of protecting native fauna and flora.

“As the Member for Campbelltown, it is my responsibility to speak up about any potential concerns our community has,’’ says Mr Warren.

 “Given the location of the proposed Gilead development, I felt it was important to my own concerns – including the need to protect and preserve the local flora and fauna.

MP Greg Warren on Appin Road.

“The state government’s refusal to upgrade Appin Road from a single-lane road to a dual carriageway could also have a significant impact on residents – both new and existing.

 “It’s crucial that any new residents also have access to basic services like public transport.

“Residents in Macarthur Heights are still yet to have a bus service established in their estate and it would be unacceptable for the state government to treat other residents in new estates with the same contempt,’’ he said.

“Regardless of whether you are in favour or opposed to this development, I encourage every Campbelltown resident to make a submission.” 

Anyone wanting more information on the development application or submission process should call Campbelltown City Council on 4645 4608.

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