17 September 2015
The Greens have called on Premier Mike Baird to act on the Senate motion that sets out a path to save the Parramatta Female Factory Precinct from destructive over-development.
Greens NSW Senator said “The Senate passed the Greens motion that calls for the Parramatta Female Factory Precinct to be urgently approved for the National and World Heritage listing it so richly deserves.
“Further delay by the federal Minister for Environment could result in a damaging 30 storey development that compromises the chances of this unique precinct being granted National and World Heritage listing.
“By comparison, the Hobart Female Factory that received World Heritage status years ago is smaller, much less significant and not as old as the Parramatta Female Factory,” Senator Rhiannon said.
Phil Bradley, Convenor of Parramatta Greens said, “Premier Baird should act on the Senate’s advice by supporting the National Heritage Listing and moving to greatly downsize the proposed adjacent 30 storey, 3,900 unit North Parramatta development.
“Premier Baird should act now to preserve the potential of the Precinct to be a successful world class centre for tourism, arts, culture and heritage education,” Mr Bradley said
Phil Bradley 0425 265 170
Brami Jegan for Lee Rhiannon 0487 350 880
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