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To: Legislative Council, Parliament of Victoria
Save the park at the South Croydon Primary School site
The Petition of certain citizens of the State of Victoria draws to the attention of the Legislative Council, recent moves by the Victorian Government to initiate the sale of State land at the former South Croydon Primary School site, Belmont Rd West, South Croydon.
The Petitioners therefore request that the Legislative Council draw attention of the State Government and responsible Minister to the will of people to stop the sale and protect its use as a park of public open space.
Why is this important?
Since the closure of the South Croydon Primary School site, residents have fought to protect the public open space and environment that remains on site. Thankfully to date the site remains undeveloped.
However, it has recently been announced that a portion of the land, owned by the State Government (shown as purple border in picture), is to be sold off, most likely to property developers.
Open space in our already dense community provides many aesthetic and intrinsic benefits. Open space encourages physical activity, can aid in the reduction of pollution, is a place for children to grow and play, provides and important wild-life corridor and can be of mental health benefit to the local residents who use it.
With the increase of our population, open space is getting harder and harder to come by and local residents do not want to see high density development on this site. We want this land to remain in community hands and call on the State Government to protect this site as a park of public open space.