We now have 10 sample letters that you, your family, friends and colleagues can send to the Central Coast Council to save the Benjamin Parker Reserve.
Council want to sell this valuable community park, which was set aside by Benjamin Parker for a children’s park, to private developers.
A sewage pump, open drains and flood prone land !!!
The Council report recommends that children should play on the narrow strip of land between LakeView Road and Terrigal Lagoon; next to a sewer pump station, open stormwater drains and a busy road on flood prone land.
Check the photos below showing Councils vision for the future of our children. Do you think this is acceptable?
10 ways to save your parks
So here are the 10 sample letters.
You can copy and change to create your own submission or simply add your name and send one in to Council – or send 10 in if you like.
And, if you need any help just email us and we will get back to you.
Submissions close on Wednesday 20 July.
- Benjamin Parker Reserve sample letter 1 – benjamin-parker-reserve-101
- Benjamin Parker Reserve sample letter 2 – benjamin-parker-reserve-102
- Benjamin Parker Reserve sample letter 3 – benjamin-parker-reserve-103
- Benjamin Parker Reserve sample letter 4 – benjamin-parker-reserve-104
- Benjamin Parker Reserve sample letter 5 – benjamin-parker-reserve-105
- Benjamin Parker Reserve sample letter 6 – benjamin-parker-reserve-106
- Benjamin Parker Reserve sample letter 7 – benjamin-parker-reserve-107
- Benjamin Parker Reserve sample letter 8 – benjamin-parker-reserve-108
- Benjamin Parker Reserve sample letter 9 – benjamin-parker-reserve-109
- Benjamin Parker Reserve sample letter 10 – benjamin-parker-reserve-110
Email your concerns and submissions to the Council’s CEO email@example.com
Better parks: not less parks
There is a shortage of good parks in Wamberal.
We need a network of walkable, attractive parks that provide a place to meet and for children to participate in physical and social play. Yet Council expects young children to walk to Wairakei Rd: a 20 minute walk with no footpaths and no pedestrian crossings! And parking in Wairakei Rd is already dangerous.
The popularity of Wairakei Park is proof that we need better parks not less.
From playground to high-rise
Gosford Council recently approved high density developments in Wamberal that were over 40% above the height limit and over 40% above the floor space ratio. Based on this precedent, a well connected private developer could build a massive high-rise block of units on this site leaving no safe place for children to play in.
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