Can you imagine if they tried to move the war cenotaph in Martin Place? There would be an uproar. This pool is no different.”
North Parramatta Residents Action Group president Suzette Meade requested an urgent meeting with planning minister Rob Stokes.
She is concerned the only community consultation before the Environment Impact Statement (EIS) was put on public exhibition was with “targeted” rugby league fans. She wants the community engagement process to start again.
“This hardly constitutes community consultation by any standard and does not comply with the requirement of the Department of Planning and Environment’s SEARs report,” Mrs Meade wrote.
“The approach by Venue NSW also deifies logic given the government’s commitment to properly engage with communities. The current EIS submitted by Venue NSW is premature.