Topic

heritage

8 petitions

Started 3 months ago

Petition to The Hon Melinda Pavey MP, Gladys Berejiklian, Andrew Constance, Felicity Wilson, Trent Zimmerman

Save St Leonards Park

According to media reports, the NSW Government is proposing to place a ventilation building and smoke stack for the Western Harbour tunnel in St Leonards Park.  The ventilation building will take over a large portion of the park.  The proposed building's location is in front of North Sydney Bowling club, on parkland facing the harbour heavily used by residents, families, for New Year’s Eve fireworks and by dog walkers and boot campers and will block the views of the harbour and restrict any public free usage of that part of the park. While we appreciate that the motorway has many benefits, it should not come at the expense of our parkland and open space, in particular public land with beautiful harbour views.  St Leonard’s Park is one of the oldest parks in NSW, of the same vintage as Centennial Park and with a largely untouched layout from 1836. It is considered a rare and fine example of a nineteenth century park and has retained most of its original land and pathways. It has outstanding aesthetic values derived from its landscaping, including: remnant indigenous trees, magnificent plantings of native figs, other rainforest species and a wide variety of ornamental trees, together with active and passive recreational spaces, internal vistas and panoramic views to Sydney Harbour. The park contains many structures and, as an early example of its type, is relatively rare and remarkably intact. The park is listed on the NSW Heritage Council register and the National Trust Register. Please STOP the development of our beloved St Leonards Park and consider an alternative solution. For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/SaveStLeonardsPark    

Save St Leonards Park
740 supporters
Update posted 4 months ago

Petition to Roche Group - Bill & Imelda & family, Dominic Roche, Mr Damian Roche, Minister Gabrielle Upton, Minister Sarah Mitchell

Don’t bulldoze Aboriginal heritage: save the Butterfly Cave

The Butterfly Cave is incredibly important to Awabakal women and the wider Aboriginal community - but a giant property developer called Roche Group want to destroy thousands of years of Aboriginal women’s history by building a massive housing development only 20 metres away. It’s heartbreaking - the construction will damage our fragile cave and we are desperate to save our sanctuary. If Roche Group is permitted to proceed with their housing development, construction will obliterate the journey path to the Cave and destroy the bushland that is a source of spiritual and physical sustenance. On top of that, Roche Group is demanding women seek permission from them before visiting the site and a manager has threatened us with trespassing for continuing to go into the Butterfly Cave.  In the past this manager has spied on us and we find Roche Group’s demands offensive and degrading. The Cave is incredibly special to Aboriginal women. Generations of women have treasured this spiritual place and it continues to be a place of connection and cultural activity to this day.  Awabakal women have been urging Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton to intervene to save this precious site, but she has ignored our pleas and will not even meet with us. The NSW Government and Lake Macquarie City Council planners couldn’t care less about Aboriginal women’s culture and history and plan to wipe out this most sacred and special place with the flick of their pen. So what are we asking for?  What will make ALL the difference?  We are asking Minister Upton to increase the 20m buffer zone to 100m. A small change, a monumental difference. Please join us as we fight to save our beautiful, sacred site.

Annie Freer
87,064 supporters