Save Parkland at Debney’s Park: change the proposed hub location

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Moonee Valley City Council has proposed building a $40m community hub on the best part of Debney's Park, pictured above.

There's no need for the new facility to be built on the best, most peaceful part of the park. It could be built nearer to the current community centre and car park.

Open space and parkland is very precious, particularly in inner-city Flemington. Debney's Park has been identified as important open space for people to enjoy picnics, relaxing, playing sport, playgrounds, fitness and wellbeing.

We also know the importance of preserving trees and open spaces as climate change worsens.

MVCC have proposed building a new building between the housing estate land and the park - creating a barrier to the park for the 2000 people who currently live on the estate, and the 1400 new residents expected to move in after the estate redevelopment.

A road will be required to cross the park from Mt Alexander Road to access the centre, compromising the parkland and the safety of users. 

We all welcome new facilities in Flemington - particularly if they are carefully and thoughtfully designed to accommodate and bring together our wonderfully diverse community. 

The best location for new buildings is near transport, including trams and trains and bike paths, and away from the peaceful centre of the precious open space.

Please help us to ask Council to reconsider the location of a new community hub in Flemington by signing this petition.

You can find out more information here: https://yoursay.mvcc.vic.gov.au/Flemington and here: https://mooneevalley.blog/2019/03/28/will-council-listen-to-flemingtons-feedback/

Many thanks.

Rose Iser