CREATE A NEW PARK IN ELSTERNWICK, SUPPORTING NEW SELWYN STREET CULTURAL PRECINCT

CREATE A NEW PARK IN ELSTERNWICK, SUPPORTING NEW SELWYN STREET CULTURAL PRECINCT

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Sam Dugdale started this petition to Rebecca McKenzie (CEO - City of Glen Eira) and

The Stop the Elsternwick Towers Group has discovered that the proposed Woolworths site in Selwyn Street Elsternwick contains an existing road. We have expert legal advice that May Street West is a road, and has never been discontinued by Glen Eira Council. Legally it belongs to Council on behalf of ratepayers and not Woolworths, who have gated the area and plan to build over it. 

Given the proximity of the site to the recently approved Selwyn Street Cultural & Pedestrian Precinct, we are calling for the return of the road to the residents of Elsternwick by way of a public park.

The road has never been sold, never been discontinued, and is not Woolworths to develop.

The City of Glen Eira, and in particular Elsternwick, has the least amount of open space per person in Melbourne. This road represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create new open spaces for the community who are crying out for more public parks. In addition, it complements the newly approved Selwyn Street Cultural & Pedestrian Precinct, which is planned to be the heart and soul of our neighbourhood.

The Glen Eira Open Space Strategy has identified a distinct lack of parkland in this area. Given that Council already own the land, a unique opportunity exists to create public open space at a minimal cost. 

www.stoptheelsternwicktowers.com

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