Stop the rezoning and development of public parkland in Oatley.
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Georges River Council is currently proposing the rezoning of public parkland that Myles Dunphy, the father of conservation in NSW and Oatley resident helped set aside for recreational use. Council wants to turn what was community parkland for 50 years into operational land so that it can sell or lease it to a developer for housing.
Council thinks it's ok to build five storey buildings for seniors housing on public parkland. It has ignored the fact that over 700 aged care beds will soon be available in the St George area (e.g. at Penshurst and Kogarah). Council has not examined any other sites for aged care such as the former Kogarah Council chambers which is much closer to medical care.
With an increasing population, we need to retain as much public green space as possible!! This parkland should be retained in it's entirety and become a place for all to play, learn and connect.
Myles Dunphy lived in Oatley and was one of Australia's first environmentalists. Myles helped pioneer the foundation of national parks and urged the council to spare the reserve, which now bears his name, from housing development. Though Council is aware of the reserve's history, it prefers to sell off part of it to the highest bidder. This high-density development will threaten the bordering bushland, and increase the risk of pollution of the nearby Georges River. Council intends to remove several trees to improve the narrow access at Mulga Rd. It's also next to a bushfire zone!
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