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Dear Supporter,

Proposed Landscape Plan for Moore Park East

 

Last Saturday Greater Sydney Parklands (GSP) gave our Committee a detailed briefing on the first draft of a proposed plan for revitalising Moore Park East so that the community benefits from the progressive removal of on-grass car parking. A reminder of what the Greater Sydney Parklands Trust Act provides:

 

  • Car parking is now prohibited on the upper section of the park, closest to Moore Park Road

  • Car parking on the lower area closest to Kippax Lake will be prohibited from end 2023

  • The area opposite the Hordern Pavilion (aka EP3) will see the last on-grass car parking in Moore Park at the end of 2025.

 

GSP is preparing a Landscape Plan for Moore Park East to deliver on the vision for this area set out in the Moore Park Master Plan 2040. GSP is keen to hear what park users think about their draft Plan. You can learn more and share your thoughts by:

 

  1. Visiting their website www.centennialparklands.com.au/mooreparkeast

  2. Visiting their pop-up tent at Kippax Lake on Saturday 30 July from 10am to 2pm, weather permitting (please see the website for the latest details)

  3. Registering to attend a webinar from 6pm to 7.30pm Monday 1 August 2022 https://bit.ly/mooreparkeast

 

 

We think this draft plan is a big step forward and encourage as many of you as possible to attend the pop-up tent next Saturday and provide your views. It is important that as many people as possible provide feedback so GSP takes full account of the community’s priorities. A strong community response will also help discourage Venues NSW from mounting a campaign to have the GSP Trust Act amended to reverse the removal of car parking. We believe this is a real possibility.

 

It is intended that the proposed plan will be implemented in stages, starting with the area closest to Moore Park Road where car parking has already ceased. $2.5 million has been allocated in this year’s budget. We have written to the Minister, Rob Stokes, about this and hope to have his response in time for our next Newsletter, in August, when we will have more to say about the Plan and its funding.

 

Opening of the new Sydney Football Stadium

 

The conditions of consent for the new stadium require Venues NSW to prepare a Green Travel Plan, an Event Car Parking Management Plan and an Event Traffic and Transport Management Plan. These have only just become available and we’ve yet to consider them in detail. We’re meeting in the next few days with a Deputy Secretary in Transport for NSW and having discussions with the City of Sydney on traffic and parking arrangements. We’ll report on these and on key aspects of the different plans in our next Newsletter.

 

Precinct Village and carpark

 

…… and in case you’re wondering, Venues NSW’s proposal for an $80 million Precinct Village and multi-level carpark on the site of the former Members’ carpark, providing 1500 car spaces, has been approved by the Government. However, it’s not expected to be completed until late 2024.

 

 

 

Michael Waterhouse
President, Saving Moore Park
26 July 2022