Today Rod asked the Minister for Housing, Hon Richard Wynne, why have the community not been considered on this ruling that will greatly limit their access to local parkland?
See his speech here:
Mr BARTON (Eastern Metropolitan) (12:53): My constituency question is for the Minister for Planning. There is currently a petition to save parkland at 150 Cambridge Road in Kilsyth from a housing development. This petition has garnered over 6700 signatures from concerned residents. Kilsyth has some of the lowest public open space in Melbourne, and it is about to lose this valued land to housing developers. This is despite there being 3200 house and land packages available just 2 kilometres away at Kinley estate. If COVID-19 has taught us anything, it is the value of green space in our communities. Through this pandemic these open spaces have been relied on to have socially distanced exercise, picnics and somewhere to take the kids. You only have to type ‘Kilsyth’ into Google Maps to see what little will be left if they lose this park, so I ask the minister: why have the community not been considered on this ruling that will greatly limit their access to local parkland?