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ABC News reveals Locals for Metro Southwest's links to Property Developers

Updated: Jul 13

An exclusive investigation by the ABC has uncovered that the Locals for Metro Southwest group has lacked transparency while campaigning in Sydenham to Banktown.


In an ABC News story broadcast on 12 July 2020, journalist Greg Miskelly reveals that CRK Properties, an eastern suburbs property development company has financed the Locals for Metro Southwest.


CRK Properties was found to be the owners of a multiple houses in Canterbury and Belmore while claiming to be part of a local residents group supporting the upzoning of the local area to allow for development of additional high-rise apartments.


An internet search reveals that an employee of CRK Properties was paid to operate and develop the Locals for Metro Southwest including collecting petition signatures.


The registered office of CRK Properties is located in Double Bay, far away from southwest Sydney.


Chris Tsioulos is the chairman of the Locals for Metro Southwest and was the MC at the group's launch event at the Canterbury Leagues Club on 20 June 2018.


The Locals for Metro Southwest have received an exclusive video from Transport Minister Andrew Constance.

Watch: ABC News Story: Locals for Metro Southwest by CRK Properties (12 July 2020)


Read the Story: Grassroots volunteer group Locals for Metro South-West financially backed by Sydney developer

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