No matter where in the Shire you live, you won’t have far to look to see building, building and more building. Not only are single dwellings being built, but dual occupancies and high rise. This growth affects visual amenity, traffic, transport, air quality, tree canopy and the destruction of bush and wildlife habitat.
Sutherland Shire Environment Centre’s Save Our Shire group is working towards better planning regulations for our Shire.
Of particular concern is the destruction of bushland in West Menai and Bundeena, and loss of the few remaining sandhills and migratory bird habitats at Towra Point and Kurnell.
Increases in the permissible FSR (floor space ratio) and decreases in landscaping requirements mean that Sutherland Shire is fast losing the open space and tree cover that made it the envy of Sydney.
Density is not consistent with the aspirations of most Shire residents.
Save Our Shire continues to look for ways to stop this erosion of our quality of life.
If you’d like to get involved with this group, please contact:
Convenors: Neil de Nett, Jenni Gormley, Mark da Silva