An update on the Glenlee Property

Tuesday, 20 July 2021

Member for Oatley, Mark Coure, is calling on Georges River Council to enact an Interim Heritage Order to allow for further investigation into the historical significance of the Glenlee property.

Mr Coure has remained steadfast in his approach to transforming the Glenlee property into an intergenerational hub for the entire community to enjoy.

“Georges River Council has delegation under the Heritage Act 1977 to implement an Interim Heritage Order which will provide time for a thorough assessment and review of the heritage and Indigenous significance of this space,” Mr Coure said.

The development application (DA 2021/0181) was lodged on 6 May 2021 and proposed that the land be subdivided into 31 residential properties with the construction of new roads, drainage and tree removal at the precinct.

“The Glenlee property has been preserved by the Matthei family since 1908 and the strong evidence of Indigenous occupation demonstrates that the history of this space is far greater.”

“It is imperative that the historical, Indigenous and social significance of this site is properly assessed and this is a once in a generation opportunity to do so.”

A petition circulated by Mr Coure has now received over 1200 signatures in favour of rejecting the proposed 31-lot subdivision on the property.

“This petition and my consistent communication with the community has highlighted that this precinct is not an appropriate space for large scale development.”

“The role of any Government is to act in the best interests of local residents and I will continue to stand up for the beliefs of the St George community above all else.”

“I am calling on Georges River Council to enact this Interim Heritage Order to protect the Lugarno community from overdevelopment while safeguarding the historical and Indigenous significance of this space for generations to come.”

“I will also continue to express the importance of rejecting this development application within both the NSW and Australian Governments to address all possible avenues of support.”

To sign Mark Coure’s petition, please visit:

For more information on the development application currently residing with Georges River Council (DA 2021/0181), please visit: