Kew developer fined | Progress Leader

The multi-million-dollar development company was fined by the New South Wales Land and Environment Court for clearing 23ha of native plant species at a property southwest of Sydney in 2006-07.

The NSW Environment and Heritage Office said a number of threatened animal species including the koala, spotted-tailed quoll and glossy black cockatoo could have used the site as a home.

Kew Cottages Coalition president Brian Walsh said the fine raised “serious concerns” about how well the Walker Corporation’s land clearance had been regulated in Kew.

“We obviously still have a major problem in sorting out the legal and regulatory questions,” Mr Walsh said.

He demanded the State Government impose a moratorium on development at Kew Cottages until the feasibility of an alternative plan had been properly investigated.

Last year a report by the Victorian Ombudsman revealed the joint venture between Walker Corporation and the Victorian Government had been handled badly.

The Walker Corporation did not respond to the Leader’s inquiries before deadline.

 

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