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Petitioning Gladys Berejiklian, Clover Moore, Michael Daley

Stop NSW Government WASTING $2B Rebuilding SFS & Olympic Stadiums

We, the undersigned, respectfully call on the Premier of NSW, Gladys Berejiklian, and the NSW Cabinet, to reconsider their decision to knock down two perfectly fine sports stadiums - the Olympic Stadium and Sydney Football Stadium - at a staggering cost of $2Billion, to replace them with new ones, at a time when there is ZERO public demand to replace either. We are tired of taxpayer dollars being lavished on building facilities for Sports Big Business, while community sport withers on the vine for lack of facilities and resources.We, the undersigned concerned citizens of NSW, believe our money could be better spent with the likes of 100 X $10 million projects being funded across the state, so towns, suburbs and regions could see a thousand fields, pools, courts and arenas bloom, doing something for the wider people of NSW and not merely the tiny percentage involved in elite sport. We believe some of the money could be used to lower registration fees for kids playing a variety of sports, to remove the obstacles that prevent so many from participating.This would still allow nearly a billion dollars left over to refurbish the current stadiums, and put much-needed money into other community resources, like schools, hospitals, theatres, galleries, homeless shelters and the like. Again, we say, Premier Berejiklian, please reconsider.Thank you,The Concerned Citizens of NSW

Peter FitzSimons
223,858 supporters
Petitioning Scott Morrison, Clover Moore, Josh Frydenberg

OUR HOUSE IS ON FIRE

OUR HOUSE IS ON FIRE5.78 Million dollars is set to be spent on 2019/2020 New Year's Eve celebrations in Sydney alone while: 69% of New South Wales is currently in drought  970,000 hectares have been burnt – nearly as much as the last three fire seasons combined “Catastrophic” warnings have been issued for Sydney for the first time ever Three people have died and 100 have been injured, including 20 firefighters 150 homes have been destroyed More than 575 NSW schools are closed Is this really how we want to be spending our taxpayer dollars? Filling the sky with fire and smoke, spending 5.78 Million dollars on 12 minutes of entertainment, while our house is literally on fire. NSW Fires: "Due to the scale of the fires and the dangerous conditions, if you need help today you may not get it" Rural Fire Service’s Deputy Commissioner: "Don’t expect that there is going to be a fire truck coming to your home if it is threatened, simply because we do not have enough trucks to be able to cover every single possibility." Let Sydney set an example for the rest of the world. Let us be known as the city that cared enough for its land and its people, rather than the city with "the best Firework display in the world". These fires are not normal, something needs to be done and our government are not listening.Be the change.Sign this petition to have the Sydney firework budget of 5.78 Million dollars re-allocated to the New South Wales drought.

Natalie Childs
370,171 supporters
Petitioning St Vincent's Hospital, Clover Moore, Alex Greenwich

Save the Green Park Hotel, a sanctuary for locals and the LGBTQI community

The Green Park Hotel is far more than just a bar. It is a refuge for locals, LGBTQI people, single people, hospital workers and everyone under the sun. It is where we gather to celebrate, commiserate and connect with friends old and new. But the Green Park - Darlinghurst's historic, extremely popular and last remaining Public House of its kind - is in danger of closing. We cannot let this happen!  It was sold to St Vincent's Hospital in a quick and quiet deal, leaving the Darlinghurst community hardly any time to organise and campaign to save their rare and precious sanctuary.  It's urgent but it's not too late to ask St Vincent's to delay its plans while it hears from the community and gives a fair opportunity for another hospitality group to potentially buy it and preserve it as a unique cultural institution. Or for politicians to deny planning changes to this institution, which adds vital flair and character to a dying strip in the city. As LGBTQI people know, mental health services are extremely important. Places to connect and feel supported and have life-saving conversations with people who understand us and prevent loneliness and isolation. That's precisely what the Green Park is to us. A Public Space for an embattled community who have worryingly higher suicide rates, mainly due to a lack of connection with other LGBTQI people. This can't be taken away from our community. Locals and visitors who have frequented this Public House - which has a 130 year history at this site - know its importance as a hub for the village. Without the Green Park feeding into the surrounding businesses, many restaurants and cafes will shut their doors. This part of our city will continue its demise and complete its gradual conversion to a Hospital Campus. We urge St Vincent's to listen to their surrounding community and to find one of the many nearby empty venues to host their own, equally important, mental health drop-in centre.  Sydney's essential, welcoming and diverse village is at risk of dying. With your help, we can keep it alive, and prevent further isolation, loneliness and depression within the community in general and the LGBTQI community in particular. Let's raise our voices to preserve the neighbourhood we love so much and SAVE THE GREEN PARK HOTEL! https://www.facebook.com/savetheGP

Gus Murray
7,271 supporters
Petitioning Office of Local Government

Link Pet Registries Australia wide to prevent theft and loss.

The NSW Pet Registry is not linked to any of the 5 other national pet databases. This means someone could steal your pet and bring it to (or from) NSW and their microchips wouldn’t scan in their new location. With any luck, your pet would end up in a new loving home. But equally, it could end up used as a fighting dog, or as bait, or sold into a puppy mill, or for any number of other awful scenarios. But no matter what, you’d be left heartbroken. A real life example… In 2013, whilst living in Melbourne, my girlfriend and I rescued the two most amazing dogs in the world. A Husky named Cali and a Labrador named Snickers. I registered them and paid the adoption fees, and they came to live with me for good. In 2015, life took us to Sydney. But a year later, my ex and I split up. At first we shared the dogs, but then my ex changed her mind and I haven’t seen them in 10 months and counting. I’m now facing legal bills in the tens of thousands to win them back through the courts, and it’s something that could have been avoided.  You might be wondering how this happened, since I paid for them and they’re registered to me... Well, just a few days after we split up, my ex went down to the local council and re-registered the dogs in her name. They already had microchips with my information, but the NSW registry doesn’t link to any other database in Australia. It’s the only one that doesn’t. So when their chips failed to return any information, she simply pretended they had never been registered before, and that I didn’t exist, even though both dogs had been officially mine throughout the rest of Australia since 2013. She wasn’t even asked for a change of ownership form. It was negligent of the council not to ask why an 8 and a 5 year old dog had chips that had “not been activated", but moreover it’s a failure of the system that their chips didn’t scan correctly. This is exactly what micro chipping is meant to protect against! How is it possible that the registries are not linked? Please sign this petition to have Pet Registries (in particular the NSW Pet Register) linked Australia wide effective immediately. Protect your pets from loss/theft.

Ben McPhee
4,563 supporters
Make Rosebery Park an official dog park

I love hearing how many residents in Rosebery have a dog and are enjoying public parkland in the area. I walk through Green Square and neighbouring Moore Park with my own dogs, Bessie and Buster, regularly. Here at the City of Sydney we support off-leash areas where appropriate because we know dogs play a significant role in people’s lives by providing companionship, security and exercise. We recognise that regular off-leash exercise helps dogs to socialise and release energy, which reduces nuisance behaviour such as uncontrolled barking - which is even more important as more residents are living in apartments! The park in Rosebery, which does not yet have a name, has not been officially declared an on or off-leash park. The land was only recently handed over to the City by Meriton, and we will be transforming the space into a formal park. We are currently working on the design and will bring this to the local community towards the end of this year for your feedback. During the consultation period, you’ll have the opportunity to provide feedback, and I'll welcome your suggestion that the park become off-leash in the future. Until the park is officially open, unfortunately you’ll have to keep your dog on-leash in this area. Under the Companion Animals Act, dogs must remain on-leash in all public places unless they’ve been officially declared off-leash, and we can't do that until we've gone through the proper processes and consulted with the community. Now that the land has been handed back to the City, we've installed some temporary signs in the area to remind owners that they need to keep their dogs on the lead at all times. If you would like to speak with a Council officer about the park, you can contact Mark Driver, Parks and Recreation Planner, on 9265 9333 or at mdriver@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au. Clover Moore, Lord Mayor of Sydney.

1 year ago
Say NO to FIREWORKS forever it’s time for change AUSTRALIA has seen enough fire!!

Dear petition signers, I have been moved by the outpouring of support and care the community has shown for those affected by the bushfires. While we've seen some of the worst of extreme fire, we've also seen the best of humanity – NSW Rural Fire Service volunteers rushed to protect people and property, and communities have come together to look after each other. And many, including you, have looked for ways governments can further support those doing it really tough at this time. I appreciate your calls to cancel our New Year’s Eve fireworks and reallocate the funding to bushfire relief. I also share your deep sympathies and recently directed Council to donate over $600,000 to bushfire and drought relief, as well as sending our trucks and staff to help emergency services with clean-up and recovery efforts. Our fireworks are planned 15 months in advance and most of the budget – which is largely allocated to crowd safety and cleaning measures – has already been spent. And with just weeks to go, many have already booked hotels and restaurants and planned their trip to watch the fireworks. This event generates $130 million for the state economy, which helps many people. I know this isn’t exactly what you would like to be hearing from me, but we can't cancel the fireworks and even if we could, doing so would have little practical benefit. Over the last fortnight however we, as a Council, have been moved to do more. We have committed to harnessing the enormous power of the event, which brings a million people together around our harbour, to raise more money for the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund. In all marketing materials, during the broadcast and on the night, we will be reminding those who visit our harbour and who watch at home to give generously. The event will also support our existing charity partner, the Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA), as we commence 2020: The Year of Welcome. The City's fireworks will be carbon offset, and are biodegradable in order to reduce waste and environmental impact. New Year’s Eve unites people from all over the world with a message of hope for the year to come. I’m glad that this event will do that while helping support those in need. As we reflect on the tragic devastation of the bushfires, we have to acknowledge that successive Federal Governments have shamefully presided over a failed climate policies. Australia’s emissions have been going up since 2014 and these bushfires are just one of the recent extreme weather events made worse by catastrophic climate change Earlier this year the City declared a Climate Emergency, calling on the Federal Government to reintroduce a price on carbon to meet the Paris Agreement emissions reduction targets, and establishing a Just Transition Authority to ensure Australians employed in fossil fuel industries find appropriate alternate employment. We have also recently signed a contract to use 100% renewable electricity from July next year, and will reduce our emissions by 70% on 2006 levels by 2024, four years ahead of schedule. As long as I am Lord Mayor I will lead a Council committed to taking real and meaningful climate action, and I will continue to push State and Federal Governments to do the same. If you would like to donate to our bushfire appeal you can do so here: https://www.redcross.org.au/campaigns/disaster-relief-and-recovery-bushfires and I would also encourage you to spend time on Change.org calling on the Federal Government to take urgent action on climate change. Clover. Lord Mayor Clover Moore, City of Sydney

2 years ago
OUR HOUSE IS ON FIRE

Dear petition signers, I have been moved by the outpouring of support and care the community has shown for those affected by the bushfires. While we've seen some of the worst of extreme fire, we've also seen the best of humanity – NSW Rural Fire Service volunteers rushed to protect people and property, and communities have come together to look after each other. And many, including you, have looked for ways governments can further support those doing it really tough at this time. I appreciate your calls to cancel our New Year’s Eve fireworks and reallocate the funding to bushfire relief. I also share your deep sympathies and recently directed Council to donate over $600,000 to bushfire and drought relief, as well as sending our trucks and staff to help emergency services with clean-up and recovery efforts. Our fireworks are planned 15 months in advance and most of the budget – which is largely allocated to crowd safety and cleaning measures – has already been spent. And with just weeks to go, many have already booked hotels and restaurants and planned their trip to watch the fireworks. This event generates $130 million for the state economy, which helps many people. I know this isn’t exactly what you would like to be hearing from me, but we can't cancel the fireworks and even if we could, doing so would have little practical benefit. Over the last fortnight however we, as a Council, have been moved to do more. We have committed to harnessing the enormous power of the event, which brings a million people together around our harbour, to raise more money for the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund. In all marketing materials, during the broadcast and on the night, we will be reminding those who visit our harbour and who watch at home to give generously. The event will also support our existing charity partner, the Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA), as we commence 2020: The Year of Welcome. The City's fireworks will be carbon offset, and are biodegradable in order to reduce waste and environmental impact. New Year’s Eve unites people from all over the world with a message of hope for the year to come. I’m glad that this event will do that while helping support those in need. As we reflect on the tragic devastation of the bushfires, we have to acknowledge that successive Federal Governments have shamefully presided over a failed climate policies. Australia’s emissions have been going up since 2014 and these bushfires are just one of the recent extreme weather events made worse by catastrophic climate change Earlier this year the City declared a Climate Emergency, calling on the Federal Government to reintroduce a price on carbon to meet the Paris Agreement emissions reduction targets, and establishing a Just Transition Authority to ensure Australians employed in fossil fuel industries find appropriate alternate employment. We have also recently signed a contract to use 100% renewable electricity from July next year, and will reduce our emissions by 70% on 2006 levels by 2024, four years ahead of schedule. As long as I am Lord Mayor I will lead a Council committed to taking real and meaningful climate action, and I will continue to push State and Federal Governments to do the same. If you would like to donate to our bushfire appeal you can do so here: https://www.redcross.org.au/campaigns/disaster-relief-and-recovery-bushfires and I would also encourage you to spend time on Change.org calling on the Federal Government to take urgent action on climate change. Clover. Lord Mayor Clover Moore, City of Sydney

2 years ago
Sydney: Declare a climate emergency

City of Sydney Council has declared a climate emergency. For more than a decade, climate action has been our greatest priority. We set a goal to reduce our emissions by 70 per cent by 2030, and – following the Paris Climate Agreement in 2015 – we set a more ambitious goal to reach net zero emissions by 2050. By taking action across our own operations, from installing LED street lights, transitioning to electric and hybrid vehicles, and overseeing one of Australia’s largest rooftop solar programs, we became Australia’s first carbon neutral council in 2007. As of June 2017, we’d reduced emissions in our own operations by 25 per cent. In 2020, we will be powered by 100 per cent renewable energy, allowing us to meet our 2030 target by 2024 – six years early. We’re also working with building owners and businesses across the city to reduce their environmental impact. However, successive Federal Governments have shamefully presided over a climate disaster, and now we are at a critical juncture – we face a climate emergency. Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions have increased for four consecutive years. It is clear that the current Federal Government’s policies are simply not working. By declaring a climate emergency, we call on the Federal Government to respond urgently to the emergency, by reintroducing a price on carbon to meet the Paris Agreement emissions reduction targets, and establishing a Just Transition Authority to ensure Australians employed in fossil fuel industries find appropriate alternate employment. Thank you for everything you are doing to demand climate action in Australia. For weekly updates on our climate work and more, sign up to my e-newsletter list here https://www.clovermoore.com.au/sign_up

2 years ago
Stop NSW Government WASTING $2B Rebuilding SFS & Olympic Stadiums

There are only a few more days to do a submission on the NSW Government’s application to knock down and rebuild the Sydney Football Stadium. Comments close Wednesday 11 July. The stadium plans are an unjustified and scandalous waste of nearly $700 million of public money. The Government made its decision without consultation with the local community and without considering all impacts, especially on precious Moore Park and adjacent residents. The funds should be invested in desperately needed community sport facilities across NSW. The Government’s ‘Stage 1’ application, being assessed by Planning NSW, seeks approval for: - demolishing the stadium and adjacent Sheridan, Roosters, Waratahs and Cricket NSW buildings - a new stadium with 45,000 seats and space for 55,000 people at concerts - a building envelope and general functions, but without buildings designs or operational details. The City of Sydney is completing our submission and I wanted to give you details of my major concerns so that you can make an urgent submission by next Wednesday. Issues you can include in your submission: - Premature demolition: A rushed demolition will force any future Government to continue the project after the March 2019 election. The demolition must be refused at this stage without a detailed design and clear information on the impacts of a new stadium. It’s too late when it’s gone. - Undisclosed expansion: While seat numbers barely change, the plan is for a mega-entertainment venue, with more and larger events, and more intrusion onto Driver Avenue and Moore Park. The real expansion plans and operational impacts must be made public as part of this application. - Worse congestion: The application reports up to 60 per cent of patrons arriving by car—that’s over 13,000 vehicles. Traffic modelling was done for cars arriving, but congestion is worse after games as most people leave at the same time. The traffic study is inadequate and seriously underestimates impacts. It must be completely redone. - Cars on Moore Park: The application claims no new car parking spaces on site because it expects increased demand to be met by the Centennial Park and Moore Park Trust. Every car parking space generates extra traffic. The Trust must end parking on our parkland and abandon plans to expand car parks at the golf course, ES Marks Athletic Field and the Entertainment Quarter. We call for cars to be permanently banned from parking on Moore Park. - Public transport inadequate: The only effective solution for event congestion is more and better public transport. Shockingly, the new light rail will move at most 14,000 passengers per hour, leaving many people driving. The State government needs a metropolitan-wide strategy to deliver people quickly and easily to the stadium by public transport, walking and riding. - Destruction of trees: We have already lost too many trees at Moore Park, but at least 28 trees more are to be cut down, with 15 of them identified as ‘worthy of retention with moderate to high landscape significant’. These trees must be protected. - Construction impacts: This unnecessary demolition will create noise, air pollution and congestion from trucks. Concrete will be crushed on site with ‘visual inspections’ of dust and air quality. If approved, this development needs stronger conditions to prevent impacts on adjacent dense residential areas. While the Government initially promised an exhibition period of 42 days, it provided just 28 days–the legal minimum. Don’t miss this tight deadline and click on the attached link to make your submission by Wednesday 11 July.

3 years ago
Allow Newtown food stores to sell food after midnight!!!

Thanks for your feedback. I agree that if there are licensed operators open late then people need access to food. Late night food outlets are an important part of the City of Sydney’s late night action plan, OPEN. Having more options creates a safer and more balanced late night economy. I’m concerned about what’s happening in Newtown and have asked City staff to review the current controls to see what we need to do. The current planning controls for Newtown were developed with input from the community. We’re not going to be able to make major changes immediately but we will start work on it. I would have liked to have gotten back to you sooner but the situation is complex with different businesses and different operating hours, approved over many years. I’ll keep you informed about what we can do once the review is complete. -Lord Mayor Clover Moore

6 years ago
SYDNEY COUNCIL- ALLOW HOMELESS PEOPLE TO ERECT/KEEP THEIR TENTS UNTIL FINDING ACCOMODATION

Dear Petitioner I refer to your petition about rough sleepers using tents in Wentworth and Belmore Parks. Homelessness is a complex issue and requires a comprehensive and compassionate response. We’ve been taking action to address homelessness in the inner city for more than 30 years. City staff visit Wentworth Park regularly and try to connect rough sleepers with support services. No one should have to live in a tent, and the City has been working with the NSW Government, who is responsible for housing, to secure housing for rough sleepers. I recently met with the Minister, The Hon. Gabrielle Upton MP, to discuss what action the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) is taking to secure both temporary and long-term housing options for the rough sleepers in these parks. The Minister has assured me FACS is doing all it can to secure immediate accommodation for the rough sleepers in Wentworth and Belmore Parks, and is also working with stakeholders across the state to reform the social housing system to ensure rough sleepers can access long-term housing. The City works hard to ensure public space can be used and enjoyed safely by everyone, including people experiencing homelessness. We encourage responsible behaviour by everyone in our public spaces while ensuring vulnerable people aren’t discriminated against and are treated with compassion and respect. Along with Housing NSW, the City supports Way2Home, an outreach service that has helped more than 220 rough sleepers to find permanent housing since 2010. You can read more about the City’s approach to homelessness on our website at bit.ly/1sjtupM. Wentworth Park For the past six months we’ve been working with the group sleeping rough in Wentworth Park to connect them with appropriate services and help them find accommodation. City staff have: • made 97 referrals to support providers • sent 12 letters to Housing NSW in support of applications for housing for individuals and/or couples • provided four reports to the Department of Family and Community Services – Child Protection Services about children sleeping rough or pregnancies • helped five rough sleepers to access employment opportunities including providing references and/or contact details for employers • assisted with housing seven rough sleepers and two more were offered housing, which they declined • offered four New Zealanders, who aren’t eligible for services in Australia, help to return home, which they declined. Last year we received reports of deliberately lit fires and unauthorised camping. Camping isn’t allowed at Wentworth Park and there are several signs saying it’s prohibited. In the last few months, rough sleepers in Wentworth Park accumulated furniture and other large items, as well as tents. City staff have received reports of people cooking on open gas flames inside their tents. This is very dangerous and I’m concerned it’s putting rough sleepers in the park at risk. There are also health risks because of vermin attracted to food being stored in tents. The City organised a meeting in January to hear from rough sleepers how we could work together to manage these issues. Rough sleepers asked for access to toilets and showers; appropriate bins to reduce rubbish build-up; access to relevant services; pest control; and clear and consistent guidelines for sharing the park with residents. In response to these requests, the park’s toilets and showers are now open 12 hours a day on a trial basis; the City’s Parks team is taking action to rid the park of vermin; and larger bins will be installed. We also agreed with most of the rough sleepers a timeline for the removal of tents. City staff have visited the park regularly to communicate each stage of this process. On 5 February, the City hosted an integrated service hub of 11 services for rough sleepers at Ultimo Community Centre. On 11 February the City, police and support services helped rough sleepers remove tents, structures and furniture items. Items that were collected by the City were held for 30 days, at no cost. Belmore Park Rough sleeping in Belmore Park has been an increasing concern for the City. The City’s Homelessness Unit is currently visiting the park on average four times a week. There are a number of people in the park with serious health concerns and St Vincent’s Homeless Health is regularly visiting these people in partnership with City Staff. We are working with health services, outreach services, Housing NSW and Police to meet with and support the rough sleepers there. We’re hoping to agree on an action plan that meets the needs of each person sleeping rough at the park and helps them exit homelessness. A series if outreach mornings with homelessness and health services were held on 21 January and 17 March. At the January event, 30 homeless people engaged with services. The park is a major thoroughfare for people moving to and from Central Station and we are working with Police and other service providers to determine how best to make the area clean, healthy and safe for everyone. Yours sincerely Clover Moore Lord Mayor of Sydney

6 years ago
SAVE THE TAP GALLERY THEATRE FROM CLOSURE

Sydney’s smaller creative spaces like TAP Gallery make a big contribution to the City’s cultural life. TAP Gallery’s years of work have given many artists opportunities to exhibit and perform. While the City has an important role to play in supporting cultural life, we are also responsible for ensuring public safety. The City received a complaint about the fire safety of TAP Gallery’s performance space and we must ensure this issue is resolved. All venues must comply with their development consent and maintain minimum standards to ensure the safety of patrons and the public. The City’s Cultural Strategy staff have also been working directly with the TAP Gallery Director and Board to help them deliver on its existing bookings and find longer term solutions. The City is aware that the value of small, hireable spaces like the TAP Gallery and we will be looking into how we can work with the business and community to meet this need through our Creative City Cultural Policy and Action Plan.

7 years ago
Sydney CBD is drastically short on motorcycle/scooter parking. Improve this by opening up new zones for them to park for the day, which currently are not allowed eg. Paved areas behind buildings.

To Whom It May Concern I refer to the change.org petition you signed requesting that the City provide motorcycle and scooter parking in the city centre. In the last four years, the City has more than trebled the number of dedicated free and untimed scooter and motorcycle parking spaces to more than 1,150. These spaces allow motorbike and scooter riders to park free of charge in kerbside pay parking areas as long as they comply with the time restrictions. This applies to all kerbside parking. Motorbike parking is provided in many locations in and around the City. You can see these spaces on the map on the City’s website at bit.ly/1znV1L9. You might also consider parking in an off-street parking station – there’s a parking station guide on the same web page, including a guide to prices. It can be a challenge, particularly in the CBD, to balance the requirements for No Stopping, bus, taxi, construction and loading zones with short and long stay parking needs of workers and visitors. Due to all the competing demands for kerbside parking in the city centre, there are few opportunities for more dedicated motorcycle parking. However, City staff are always willing to investigate suggestions for motorbike parking in specific locations that don’t impact on businesses, residents, public transport and safety – for example, spaces where other vehicles don’t fit or next to driveways. Across the city, demand for parking space far exceeds the available kerbside space. The City’s parking policies aim to balance the needs of residents, visitors and businesses while encouraging greater use of public transport, car share, bike-riding and walking. Our parking policies don’t support commuter parking in any form, including swapping one form of motorised transport for another, such as car to scooter. Instead the City supports the use of alternative, more sustainable transport including public transport, walking and cycling. If you would like to speak with a Council officer about motorbike parking in the city or suggest a specific location for motorbike parking, you can contact the City on 9265 9333 or at council@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au. Yours sincerely Clover Moore Lord Mayor of Sydney

7 years ago
We respectfully request permission to install a wheelchair-accessible Liberty Swing in Pirrama Park, Pyrmont. It meets stringent safety standards and Council’s Inclusion (Disability) Action Plan

Dear Friends of Pyrmont Point I refer to your petition about a Liberty Swing for Pirrama Park, Pyrmont. The City of Sydney engaged an expert playground designer who specialises in access for people with disabilities to explore options to install a Liberty Swing as well as other all-abilities play equipment in Pirrama Park. The report recommends that a wheelchair-accessible spinner be installed in the Pirrama Park playground as it allows children to play together including up to three children in wheelchairs at once. You can read the report at http://bit.ly/1fHno05, see item 4 of the Environment Committee agenda. At its meeting on 12 May, Council endorsed the installation of a spinner in the Pirrama Park playground. Fred Tilden, the City’s Parks Services Manager, is now working with the Pyrmont community to install the spinner and consider other inclusive play equipment in parks throughout the City including Sydney Park, Federal Park in Glebe, Wentworth Park and Bank Street Park in Pyrmont. If you would like to speak with Fred about the spinner, you can contact him on 9265 9333 or at ftilden@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au. Yours sincerely Clover Moore Lord Mayor of Sydney

7 years ago