Rezoning plans on Public Exhibition
What can you do
Urgently make a submission so that your views are known to Council by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org quoting reference S12120.
Let your local Councillors know your views on the proposal copying Alister Henkens on your emails
Email your local Ward Cr Donna Greenfield email@example.com and copy in Alister Henkens
Timeline of events
March 2020 - Rezoning application on public exhibition
February 2020 - Council hold the only extraordinary meeting of this term to make sure the planning proposal can proceed at break neck speed. Wahroonga Councillor Donna Greenfield votes to proceed.
Tuesday 18th Feb 2020 - Councillors vote 5-5 to proceed with planning proposal but Wahroonga Councillor Cedric Spencer tries to stop it. Wahroonga Councillor Donna Greenfield votes to proceed and support the rezoning and Harris Farm.
Tuesday 12th Dec 2019 - 100+ people turn up to Council to present our case at the public forum.
Wednesday 13th Dec 2019 - After being with the Dept of Planning for approx 230 days with no action, a decision is made to allow the rezoning of the site the very next day after our forum, taking away the democratically elected councillors right to vote and represent the community.
Wednesday 13th Dec 2019 6:46pm - Council Director Andrew Watson notifies the Mayor and other Councillors of the decision
Wednesday 13th Dec 2019 7:19pm - Mayor Jennifer Anderson replies all to the email with one "word" LOL !!
Thursday 14th Dec 2019 - In emails back to the community, Mayor Anderson calls it a farce that the Planning Dept have approved the rezoning while a motion is pending. It was funny enough to write "LOL" on Wednesday night though.
Friday 15th Dec 2019 PM - Planning Minister Rob Stokes says his departments decision was inappropriate and that it is still for Council to decide whether the Harris planning proposal should proceed or not.
Tuesday 19th Dec 2019 - Councillors vote 5-5 to approve Harris Farm. 5 Councillors (Greenfield, Smith, Clarke, Szatow, Anderson) vote as a pre-agreed block with the Mayor Jennifer Anderson having the casting vote.
Wahroonga Ward Councillor Donna Greenfield voted against her ward, against the community and with Harris Farm.
She must be held accountable at the next election in September 2020