Outrage opposers kept out of room

Opposers after the hearing
Opposers after the hearing

The Scenic Hills Association has lodged a formal complaint with the general manager of Campbelltown City Council about its management of the Joint Regional Planning Panel hearing to decide the fate of a proposed Catholic Metropolitan Cemetries Trust (CMCT) cemetery after opposing residents could not be accommodated in the hearing room.

Close to 40 people were forced to wait in the lobby as the meeting was held and could hear the proceedings through an audio system.

However, the system failed during questioning of CMCT consultants.

The Association said it had been inundated with comments from the community who were outraged at being “shut out” of the hearing.

The JRPP has yet to make a decision on the cemetery.