Lendlease’s controversial mega-development in south-west Sydney has been approved by Campbelltown Council and seems to be going ahead. We must take immediate action to protect our iconic koalas.
The survival of Campbelltown’s koalas relies on Lendlease to ensure they include a crucial 250m addition to the Menangle Creek link between the Georges River Koala colony and the bushland to the west along the Nepean River, as advised by the NSW Chief Scientist to the Government. After submissions from the community, these additions were made a requirement by the Local Planning Panel (Condition 22A), however, Lendlease’s planning proposal ignores the advice and requirements.
Underpasses and overpasses along Appin Road; a road notorious for koala-car collisions, have also been recommended so koalas can avoid the risk of being hit, yet Transport for NSW are showing reluctance to approve these.
The Minister for Planning now has the final say on what happens with this development and the Environment Minister can also apply pressure to ensure a preferable outcome for these koalas and other wildlife in the area. It is essential that provisions are put in place to ensure the future survival of the Campbelltown koalas; one of the healthiest colonies in the state, before it’s too late.
Please sign and share the petition to ensure the future survival of this important koala colony.