Resolution of the public meeting

This is the resolution of the public meeting held 20 May 2009 at the Summer Hill Community Centre.  Please send any comments to

We will send this to the local representatives on Wednesday 27 May 2009.

Resolution of the public meeting

20 May 2009

Summer Hill Community Centre

We, the residents and voters of Ashfield, Summer Hill, Lewisham, Dulwich Hill, Petersham, Marrickville and beyond, are opposed to the Lewisham Towers development.

We are concerned that this development:

  • is a gross overdevelopment of the site;
  • sets unwanted precedents for building height and size for the Inner West – including the Summer Hill flour mill site;
  • is totally out of scale with the surrounding community;
  • will overwhelm local roads and create increased traffic congestion and noise and air pollution;
  • is a threat to the viability of local shopping strips and small businesses;
  • will harm the population of threatened long-nosed bandicoots in the area;
  • disrupts the vision of the Cooks River to Iron Cove Greenway active transport corridor;
  • uses Part 3A of the EPA Act to bypass the local Council and effectively sideline the community from the development process.

We call on the local members, Carmel Tebbutt, Linda Burney, Virginia Judge, Anthony Albanese, and all local councillors from Marrickville, Ashfield and Leichhardt Councils, and all political parties to actively oppose this development.

The content of this resolution was drafted and passed unanimously by this meeting.


One comment

  • Great resolution. You need to target Anthony Albanese as well as Carmel Tebbutt. We need Carmel Tebbutt to reject the proposal before the next Federal election, otherwise, we should target her husband at the federal election, and then go after her and other state MPs at the next state election.

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