Balmain Labor voters – and all voters – will take their revenge at the next election if this State Government allows the Bailey’s refuelling depot to go ahead at White Bay Wharf 6 which is, in fact, in East Balmain.
It seems the State Labor Government doesn’t give a fig about people’s lives when it comes to making a buck as it has approved the building of a refuelling depot right in the midst of one of the most desirable residential addresses in Sydney, East Balmain.
The depot has the capacity to hold 400 000 litres of fuel literally metres from high density housing. It will operate 365 days a year, with a capacity to operate 24/7 and after hours refuelling will be unsupervised.In 2008, a special independent review heard compelling technical experts argue against the Bailey’s development at White Bay. In addition, Sydney’s feul and barge operators have said that White Bay is an inappropriate place to locate the refuelling depot and that the Bailey’s proposal is an inefficient way to provide fuel in Sydney Harbour.
The Leichhardt Municipal Council has been campaigning against the proposal for five years. Residents are furious. This valuable harbourside land should be developed as parkland with amenities that attract Balmain residents and visitors from further afield to picnic and enjoy this wonderful harbour waterfront.With the State Election coming up, now is the time to write to those who can overturn the decision.
See a list of State Ministers and members with an example email to register your objection – starting with the Premier, Kristina Keneally.
See a draft email to use when sending your objection email.
Go to the Stop Baileys website for more information and to join the campaign. We need your support right now.
You can also visit the Balmain Rozelle community website to lodge your objection to the refuelling depot.
Read the Inner West Courier article on the proposed Green Ban to halt the Bailey’s plan.