Canterbury-Bankstown Council has announced that it will be putting a stop to the installation of gas appliances from new apartment buildings in a “green initiative”.

Developers will be able to build taller towers in the Bankstown and Campsie CBDs in return for them making it completely electric, while ensuring a minimum of 40 per cent of its energy is coming from solar panels.

The proposal is all part of the new draft master plans for the two suburb’s CBD areas. The changes will allow developers to build up to 25 storeys in Bankstown and 20 in Campsie. This also coincides with the new metro line commencing in 2024, with the potential to expand to Liverpool and other Western Sydney suburbs.

The council area currently has 378,000 residents and is expected to grow to 500,000 by 2036.

(Source: Daily Telegraph)