Challenges ahead

North Sydney has emerged as the place most affected by many of the NSW Government’s cherished policies: building out Transurban’s toll network, letting the builders of apartment towers go for broke, building a Metro-for-sale while dumping Sydney-bound bus passengers into the streets of North Sydney, and making Sydney Metro over-exploit their sites with the false justification of ‘value capture’.

It’s seems to be the result of short-termism, as if the speed of urban development, or the speed of capital turnover, were all that matters. (Maybe that is all that matters to merchant bankers.)

The Committee for North Sydney welcomes the often-unanimous actions of the new Council to stand up for this community. It will take sustained debate, constructive alternatives, new ideas and determined local support before the policies of the NSW Government begin to work in North Sydney’s interests.

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