Checkmate- Game Over-Myrtle,Bay & Jasmine
Myself & several other residents attended The JRPP (Joint Regional Planning Panel) meeting on Thursday 23rd February at Botany Town Hall to express our concerns about the planned development on the corner of Myrtle, Jasmine & Bay Streets. I have never felt so much class distinction displayed in a room. The panel seemed to be uncomfortable just being in Botany let alone having to listen to one of the lowly residents, myself, speaking.Another resident spoke and she was also just tolerated, but it was quite evident that what she had to say was of no interest to the "Panel" what so ever.They were on the border line of being rude.They portrayed themselves as"the elite members of society" and their arrogance was stifling in the room. Botany Council were not much better.I suggest that both party's knew the outcome before the meeting even began. Not one word that was spoken from the residents was taken on board or considered in anyway. The Developer & his architect did not bother attending the meeting, which the panel commented "that it was the first time that they had panelled a meeting where noone from the developers side had bothered to show up. They seemed more concerned about this matter than anything else. Does this not tell you something? The developer was as arrogant & confident as the panel! We no longer live in a democracy where things are done the right,fair and honest way.These councils & governments are being paid by our money, yet they do not listen to a thing that the people want. It is all about the almighty dollar. Needless to say, the panel & council both were in favour of the development. Game over.Every person who resides in the areas that Botany Council (Wilson St) Randwick Council(Maroubra Junction & Randwick) & City of Sydney Council (Ashmore Development) cover need to band together and stand up ÄGAINST INAPPROPRIATE DEVELOPMENTS" which are choking our roads with traffic that they cannot cope with, unable to park in your own streetand more pollution being created that you will eventually be made to pay for.