UDIA NSW Congratulates Deerubbin Local Aboriginal land Council on major milestone

UDIA NSW is delighted to see the announcement today by the Minister for Planning & Public Spaces on the major agreement between the NSW Government and the Deerubbin Local Aboriginal Land Council (DLALC) which will support the development of land managed by DLALC in Western Sydney, while protecting 1,100 hectares of important woodlands on the Cumberland Plain.

Even more welcome, was the statement by Minister Stokes that preparation of the biodiversity assessment and approvals for Deerubbin’s Penrith Structure Plan will be fast-tracked, providing economic opportunities for Aboriginal people while securing more land to be protected under the NSW Government’s Cumberland Plain Conservation Plan.

Acknowledged by Minister Ayers as a significant landholder in Western Sydney, DLALC has been actively working to ensure a reasonable supply of land for Greater Sydney’s future housing needs and to ensure a balance between the competing goals of housing supply and biodiversity conservation.

UDIA sees this as a fantastic result and an exemplar case study for Aboriginal communities generally.

“The outcome announced today was due to great vision, leadership and perseverance over many years by DLALC and UDIA was pleased to lend our support for such a major win for DLALC as a UDIA Member,” said Steve Mann, UDIA NSW CEO.

This agreement is particularly important as the DLALC Structure Plan was designed to achieve the following:

  • Address the critical need to solve Greater Sydney’s lack of burial land
  • Provide the basis for a thriving, internationally significant agribusiness precinct
  • Ensure the proper activation of the North West sector of Western Sydney as envisaged by the Greater Sydney Commission from now until 2056

UDIA congratulates DLALC on achieving this significant milestone which will make a great contribution to Sydney and the Deerubbin LALC’s future.

ENDS

Media Enquiries:
Deanna Lane 0416 295 898 or dlane@udiansw.com.au.
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