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Rushcutters Bay Park, It's future us still under threat January 2020

The battle to preserve green vistas in Rushcutters Bay is not over.

Recently, in October 2019 the Darling Point Society received (DPS) over 2000 signatures to our petition against the Skateboard Park proposal in Rushcutters Bay Park. However the development could still go ahead in 2020.

DPS motion pass on 09/01/2020

We (the Darling Point Society) are not in favour of Woollahra Council’s  proposal for a large 1,250 square metre skateboard structure in the Woollahra Council side of Rushcutters Bay Park. The park is under heritage consideration and subject to an Interim Heritage Order.

We (the Darling Point Society) are not in favour of Woollahra Council’s  proposal for a large 1,250 square metre skateboard structure in the Woollahra Council side of Rushcutters Bay Park. The park is under heritage consideration and subject to an Interim Heritage Order.

We are led to believe council may well lodge an application with the NSW Heritage Office and also give planning consent to its own design, this being an integrated development consent procedure. On any basis, we object to the proposal.

We ask that the council support the NSW Heritage Office's proposal to heritage-list both their side of Rushcutters Bay Park and Yarranabbe Park.

The threat in summary

Recently the proposal to pull up 1200 sqm of Rushcutters Bay Park grass and install tonnes of concrete in its place was constrained by an interim heritage order.  However, the threat is not yet fully contained: the DPS would urge residents against any assumption that the battle has been won.

The Darling Point Society

The DPS is a representative body looking after the rights and entitlements of all residents.

We believe that DP is a unique environment, close to the city yet offering a wide range of benefits to all residents. DP is notable for its feeling of community and the sense of well-being in resident’s daily life.

We believe that all DP residents whatever their age should have their way of life protected and amenities improved for the benefit of all. Sporting facilities of all kinds should be considered in appropriate locations where they add to the local life without loss of amenity to others.

What you can do to help?

Accordingly, the DPS is sending out this short questionnaire to inform and to alert ratepayers to exactly what is at risk at this time. And we also ask that you think about joining our group, and maybe you can contribute your skills to the mix for this and future
initiatives.

Please complete this survey prior to the extended date of 15th February 2020 to let us better understand how the community uses and values the Rushcutters Bay Park as a whole.

Finally, note carefully, we need many more members!!!

The more members we have the better we can protect the interests of Darling Point residents. This unique suburb offers close-to-city convenience plus edge-of-harbour recreational facilities and a very special feeling of community.

 

Newcomers to Darling Point are especially welcome.

Community Survey

To register, please take the time to fill out the information below.

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