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Residents launch petition to stop ‘last waterfront area’ from becoming a dumping site

There are calls for one of Sydney’s last remaining waterfront areas to not be used as a dumping site for building materials.

The Port Authority of NSW has the power to give the go-ahead to its own plan for a multi-user facility on Glebe Island.

Under the plan, the area located under the Anzac Bridge and across the water from Pyrmont would become the delivery site for building materials of nearby projects.

A Port Authority spokeswoman has said delivering materials by sea rather than road brought “significant environmental and social benefits”.

Chairman of Jackson’s Landing Coalition Christopher Levy tells Chris Smith it’s the “last possible opportunity to have a wonderful waterfront area”.

“We realise there’s a construction boom on, but there’s got to be a lot of other places.”

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Mr Levy has created Don’t Waste Glebe Island and a petition for locals and residents to sign.