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In St Leonards NSW on “Rezoning Review of North...” at 601 Pacific Highway St Leonards:

Wendy Suen commented

Developments like this for 601 Pacific Highway and the surrounding sites do not create community. They gut them. The over-densification of the St Leonards precinct with more residential housing do not create sustainable jobs in the area. St Leonards will become a bigger commuter hub than it already is. What attraction is there to create future employment here? Why should employers bring their businesses here? The lack of green space (other than the heritage listed cemetery and the handkerchief-sized pieces of grass near St Leonards station and Hume Street) do not provide people with any access to nature. The St Leonards precinct is sadly lacking in parkland now. Pot plants on verandahs in sky-high towers are hardly the same. Children will grow up without knowing what it feels like to have grass beneath their feet. And be taught in classrooms in the sky. Oh, but no provision is made for any additional desperately needed schools. Infrastructure such as comprehensive primary and high schools and bigger parks and public spaces need to be planned first. That is what should be prioritised. 200m+ towers come a poor second.

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