Save your Bagot Park now and for future generations

Save your Bagot Park now and for future generations

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Friends of Bagot Park started this petition to Darwin City Council and

Friends of Bagot Park are opposed to the NT Government and Darwin City Council’s plan to construct a Cycling Precinct on all of the existing vacant parkland in our suburban-based recreational park. The NT Government has funded the project at cost $10.5m.

We believe that the park should be a great place to picnic, celebrate family milestones, get active and attend an event, a place that everyone can share and enjoy. Many residents purchased their homes in this area because they were drawn to the appeal of the open parkland space. We all need a space to take a breath.

Residents are confused, angry, frustrated and disappointed with not being involved in any part of the decision-making and planning process and want the park to remain as open parkland.

The main reasons for opposition to this project include:

  • Neither a Feasibility Study nor a Master Plan for the park in its entirety has been developed 
  • Traffic, parking and safety issues remain unresolved
  • Duplication of infrastructure for two major sporting organizations
  • Significant reduction of the entire open parkland
  • Little or no engagement with Millner residents, and
  • Bagot Park is an inappropriate park to be developed as a Cycling Precinct

The City of Darwin Council’s Functions and Objectives include providing for the interests and well-being of individuals and groups within the council area and to act in the best interests of the community as a whole. The NT Government also has a responsibility to respect the needs and aspirations of the constituents of the Millner community.

We call on the NT Government and the City of Darwin to be accountable to their citizens.

TO THE HONOURABLE SPEAKER AND MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE NORTHERN TERRITORY:

WE THE UNDERSIGNED RESPECTFULLY SHOWETH

Petition to the City of Darwin

We the undersigned

  • Call for the park to remain open space
  • Call for the velodrome to be removed
  • The new velodrome with all the additional facilities and cycling elements be located elsewhere
  • Call for a Master Plan for the entire park including a significant increase in native vegetation
  • Call for the rezoning of all recreation purpose land from the current Velodrome centre line to the Sabine Road Boundary
  • Plans for the future of the park involve all stakeholders including interested groups, representatives from the wider community, Friends of Bagot Park, sporting groups and other relevant stakeholders.
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