Communication for Sustainable Development

A GROUP lobbying against current plans for Barangaroo hopes the issue will be debated in State Parliament immediately, after gathering a petition with more than 11,000 signatures.
Lord Mayor and Sydney State Independent MP Clover Moore will table the petition in parliament May 4 after Premier Barry O’Farrell promised his government would debate any issue with more than 10,000 signatures.
Together with the City of Sydney Council, lobby group Australians for Sustainable Development (AFSD) are pushing for the reinstatement of an overseas passenger terminal at Barangaroo, the abolition of a proposed hotel built on the water and a reduction in the size of other buildings.
AFSD spokeswoman and Deputy Lord Mayor Marcelle Hoff said the group was hoping for a debate in parliament as soon as possible.

“The new government is not going to want to be tainted with the old government’s disasters,” she said.
“They are going to want to rectify those problems. We are calling for a commission of inquiry and we will expect everyone will want to know the truth.”
When Planning Minister Brad Hazzard’s office was asked if he would meet with the AFSD group, a spokeswoman said he was ``happy to continue a dialogue with the Australians for Sustainable Development.”
Ms Hoff said the upcoming AFSD case against the Department of Planning, Lend Lease and the Barangaroo Delivery Authority will put further pressure on the O’Farrell Government to reverse the development approvals of the previous government.
The AFSD is arguing the department didn’t have the authority to make substantial modifications to the original development proposal.
The case will be heard in the Land and Environment Court from May 16 to 19


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