The Hyde Park Restoration work, currently under way includes the planned removal of all the exotic vegetation on both islands. This has largely been completed on the eastern island which was over-run with bamboo. The western island has no such problem and is a critical component of the aesthetic beauty of Hyde Park, particularly on the southern side of the island where the weeping willows have been the backdrop of countless photographs over the years, while also providing protection for the native fauna. The need to improve the lakes due to a falling water table is acknowledged. The plan to drastically change the western island by completely replacing all the current vegetation with endemic species is not only unecessary but will change the nature of Hyde Park forever.
This historic park was gazetted in 1897 and remains one of the unique English style parks in Australia. Please help keep it that way by signing the petition.