Liberal Candidate for Lachlan Macquarie Ward, Jean Pierre Abood, announced today his team would not support growth without the associated infrastructure.
Mr Abood, a home builder by profession, said he had seen too many suburbs fall victim to development without consideration for the people that we represent -the residents.
"I do not want our community to become another “North West Sector”, with all development and no infrastructure," Mr Abood said.
"I live in a community which has a balance of parks, transport and playing facilities for residents and I will fight to keep it that way."
"We have seen what can happen when Council becomes more interested in rates than residents, and only a Liberal team will better manage the Council in the best interests of the residents.
Liberal number two candidate Lyn Bruce said that sustainable growth was the best way to ensure a financially viable council.
"It has always been Liberal Party policy to support sustainable and sensible development," Ms Bruce said.
"Sustainable development isn't just about keeping densities at sensible levels, but also keeping burden on rate payers at a sensible levels too.
"No council can afford to develop more land than it can viably maintain, through rates and infrastructure, otherwise council will find itself with a huge deficit."
Mr Abood said only the Liberals could deliver a financially viable council.
"We must ensure that our community remains a place which is not only a great place to live, but also a sustainable community, both environmentally and financially.
"Balancing these priorities will ensure that Parramatta remains our home, our city and our future."