Keep Gladesville Reserve Natural and Open to All

Keep Gladesville Reserve Natural and Open to All

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Sustaining Gladesville Reserve started this petition to Hunters Hill Council

 

Gladesville Reserve will be upgraded, and our local community are calling out...

  • YES  Natural grass, community access & sharing
  • NO    Artificial grass or fencing

 

$2M funding has been allocated by NSW Government for the upgrade of Gladesville Reserve. Anthony Roberts MP has confirmed that Hunters Hill Council is required to engage with the community to determine the most appropriate use of the funding.

This is a tremendous opportunity to upgrade facilities at Gladesville Reserve, for the benefit of the whole community.

Hunters Hill Council have proposed to use the funds for a fenced-in playing field, with an artificial surface. The solution they propose will damage the environment and restrict other usage by the community.

If this goes ahead as proposed…

  • other uses will be restricted… cricket, dog walking, children playing, casual sport and recreation
  • environmental impacts of microplastics, end of life disposal, no carbon absorbed
  • the synthetic surface will get very much hotter in summer.

We ask that Council seek a win/win solution to meet the needs of all community members in an environmentally sustainable way... natural grass which has been shown elsewhere to be capable of supporting the required upgrade.

We want to ensure Gladesville Reserve remains a community resource open to ALL users. We are keen to ensure a public resource on Crown Land is not turned into a single user facility.

During unsatisfactory Council consultation in late 2020, most of the wider community knew nothing. Locals that did know provided detailed objections which the Council administration has essentially ignored.

Now is the time for you to declare your concern. If you are one of the many people who knew nothing about this, or if you've already told Council, sign the petition to make it clear to Hunters Hill Council...

  • YES  Natural grass, community access & sharing
  • NO    Artificial grass or fencing

 

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This petition was started by a community organisation... Sustaining Gladesville Reserve Incorporated. You can join us at SustainingGR.org.au.

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