Councils unite to fight Menangle development

Fighting together: Camden Council has stood beside Wollondilly and Campbelltown Council's to oppose a 5000 home development in Menangle. Picture: Chris Lane
Fighting together: Camden Council has stood beside Wollondilly and Campbelltown Council's to oppose a 5000 home development in Menangle. Picture: Chris Lane

Camden Council has decided to stand beside Campbelltown and Wollondilly Council’s to oppose a plan to build more than 5000 houses in Menangle.

Councillor Cindy Cagney asked for a report into the development because she was concerned about the loss of agricultural land.

She said she was pleased council was supporting its neighbouring councils to object to the development.

“Menangle is border territory for us even though it is mostly in Wollondilly Council’s area,” she said.

“All of the councils are stakeholders in Menangle because it is a part of our wider community. I think a lot of people who live there would shop in Camden too.”

Camden councillors voted unanimously to write to the Department of Planning and Environment to oppose Mirvac’s development proposal.

“I think more research needs to be done before building a development of this size,” she said.

“I would like to see Menangle stay agricultural land for now.”