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Please click on the words "Objection to 1/2018/PLP" below to send an email lodging your objection to this proposal.

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The Office of Environment and Heritage submission obtained under the GIPA Act says 'The BGHF (Blue Gum High Forest) and STIF (Sydney Turpentine Ironbark Forest) on site are listed as potential ecological communities that meet the principles and criteria for Serious And Irreversible Impact (SAII). DEVELOPMENT CONSENT CANNOT BE GRANTED to proposals which impact on SAII entities'

• OEH and an independent ecologist both identified large areas of BGHF within development footprint
• Blue Gum High Forest in the Sydney Basin Bioregion is an SAII entity
• OEH says 'imposition of Asset Protection Zones (on BGHF) should be seen as a loss of these communities'. APZs must not be applied to areas of BGHF

• THE DEVELOPMENT FOOTPRINT MUST THEREFORE BE GREATLY REDUCED to prevent impact
• All BGHF within development footprint must be accurately independently surveyed
• The Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 applies. OEH says transitional provisions do not apply. SAII principles and criteria MUST be considered

• Legal advice to community group says inadequate consideration of the impacts on any BGHF 'may have implications for the validity of any decision to make amendments to The Hills LEP in accordance with the planning proposal'

• THE DEVELOPMENT MUST BE REDESIGNED including perimeter road, houses and units
• The Draft DCP, the Planning Proposal and the Voluntary Planning Agreement have to be re-exhibited

DEVELOPMENT CONSENT MUST NOT BE GRANTED FOR THIS PROPOSAL

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