What is an hour of your time spent on writing a letter
if it may help to save you from having to endure years of construction
and a massive overdevelopment at your doorstep for the rest of your life?
Please write a letter of objection, outlining how the Meriton development will personally affect you and have a negative impact on you and/or your families' lives (e.g. traffic when you commute to work, public transport, parking, views, overshadowing, noise, overpopulation, local character, property values, natural environment, local heritage, recreational value of the area, trust in the original Masterplan, etc.). We are often asked for a template letter, however, it will have that much more impact if you put things in context of your own, personal circumstances. We have tried to give some guidance in the template letter (available in Downloads section) which you should amend as you see fit. You can look for some further inspiration on our website: here, here and here.
Who should I send my letter to?
Now, that the planning proposal is under review by the Sydney Eastern City Planning Panel, we suggest to contact the panel directly,
quoting the Reference Number RR_2020_RANDW_001_00:
The Hon Carl Scully (Chair), Sydney Eastern City Planning Panel, GPO Box 39 Sydney NSW 2001. Email: email@example.com.
You can also send your letter to The Hon. Rob Stokes, MP (Minister for Planning and Urban Spaces), 52 Martin Place, Sydney NSW 2000, or email his Pittwater Electorate Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We know that emotions are running high. We urge you though to please keep your letters polite and fact-based. Nothing would hurt our campaign & objectives more than personal insults and abuse. Thank you!
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Thank you for your support,
Olde Lorenzen & Antony Gould
We have launched an online petition immediately after the Meriton proposal was published in late September 2019. The petition has already been signed by thousands and thousands of community members. Join the list of opponents and add your signature online today. Follow this link.
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