High rise – no relief

HighestBuildingIt appears that there is no relief in sight for Chatswood. More high-rise will be the order of the day.

As part of its ‘Reshaping the West’ strategy, the O’Farrell Government is hell-bent on pushing more and more high-rise away from the eastern parts of Sydney.

Prior to its election, the O’Farrell government was touting pushing more population outside of Sydney. There was talk of a 60/40 split, with the lion’s share going to country areas.This has failed to materialise.

Soon to be unveiled plans for areas along the North West Rail LInk will reveal plans for buildings up to 30 stories along the rail corridor from Epping to Rouse Hill (Chatswood already has 40+ storey buildings).  At the same time it appears that the eastern suburbs of Sydney will not be expected to house as many residents as previously proposed.

So where does this leave Chatswood?

Inspiration: SMH 8 April 2014 p.8 ‘Hazzard looks west for high-rise plans’


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