Save Currey Park
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At least 10 trees in Currey Park – along with plants and gardens – are about to be sacrificed for a few extra car spaces added to Westfield Chatswood Carpark.
The peace and the serenity of the park is enjoyed daily by children, families, couples and groups and the irreparable damage to the tree canopy will be a substantial loss to the community – including loss of shade for recreational users, loss of privacy for nearby residents and visual degradation for everyone. Currey Park’s cultural and historical significance will also be impacted – the park is steeped in Indigenous and European history and the area currently fenced off for additional parking spaces contains a beautiful fountain and sculpture of Tingha Woman.
The park borders a childcare centre and yesterday the children watched in horror and distress as their beloved park was divided in two by a fence. The children are upset about the loss of trees and plants as well as worried for the welfare of a bush turkey who has made the park his home.
Parents and staff of the childcare centre as well as long time local residents claim to have been uninformed about the changes to the park.
There must be an alternative solution that has less impact – a few additional parking spaces is not a sufficient reason to destroy Currey Park. By signing this petition we implore Willoughby Council to modify this particular part of the Development Approval and save the park before it is too late.
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