United campaign to win "spaces to play"

JennyTemplin_sportsfield.jpgIn July 2014 the State Government announced that Bays Precinct would be the biggest urban renewal project in the world; it is in fact four times the size of Barangaroo. The Bays contains 80 hectares of land (now expanded to 95ha) that is government owned. The precinct site is incredible. It is a beautiful site; it is a site that we can do so much with; and it is a site that deserves world's best planning.

There is already an unprecedented population growth in the Inner West due to new and proposed housing projects, as well as an increase in the number of children between 0-14 years of age which is above the national average. This is before any new housing in UrbanGrowth projects at Bays Precinct and Parramatta Road. Then-Treasurer Andrew Constance said in November 2014 that Bays Precinct may contain up to 16,000 dwellings – or 29,000 to 32,000 new residents based on accepted medium/high density household formation ratios.

Based on NSW participation rates in recreational and organised sport figures, this adds at least 8,000 to 20,000 new Bays Precinct residents that will be seeking sporting activities requiring open space and sporting fields.

Together we can work constructively to deliver a minimum of seven multipurpose sporting fields and an indoor recreation centre in the Bays Precinct.

I support:

A liveable Sydney where urban planning incorporates quality green space, sporting and community facilities, not just more and more apartment developments.

The “Spaces to Play” campaign which calls for a minimum of seven new playing fields in the Bays Precinct.

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  • Narelle Ryan
    signed 2016-03-11 11:42:53 +1100
  • Ramkhelawan Maniram
    signed 2016-02-22 19:58:16 +1100
  • Luke Collins
    signed via 2016-02-22 09:48:38 +1100
  • Sean Corrigan
    signed 2016-02-21 15:29:52 +1100
  • Jo Hobson
    signed 2016-02-21 12:13:01 +1100
    More community green spaces and facilities and LESS

    apartment developments.
  • Giselle Collins
    signed 2016-02-20 09:19:51 +1100
    Sporting fields are critical to improving childhood obesity and thus the effect on flow on costs to the health care system as are walking and bike tracks to improve the well being of so many residents in the inner west who do not have large gardens and rely on public open space. Parking, cafes and pram/wheel chair access is also important. Apartments should be restricted to six stories so it does not become a sea of Apartments that shade the open space. A mixture of houses too continues the character of the area. Mix it up!
  • Angela Penhallow
    signed 2016-02-19 22:49:22 +1100
  • Christina Ritchie
    signed 2016-02-19 22:05:52 +1100
    The inner-west already has a shortage of sporting and recreation facilities and public open space to satisfy the needs of its fast-growing high density residential areas. With a huge increase in residences in the Bays Precinct now proposed, this shortfall will become critical and untenable unless priority is given to providing the necessary facilities and open space.
  • David Chuter
    signed 2016-02-19 22:03:21 +1100
    I’m interesting in the connection between this campaign and WestConnex, specifically the Rozelle interchange.
  • Troy Brewster
    signed 2016-02-19 19:51:28 +1100
  • Christine Kurpitz
    signed 2016-02-19 18:38:01 +1100
  • Peter Flaherty
    signed 2016-02-10 14:43:57 +1100
    Sydney waterfront, that I worked on for 20 years (1969-1989) with the Maritime Services Board, retiring as a Foreman, that I cannot be allowed on @ present due to a fine that can be imposed, belongs to the public & should be returned to the public, we all breath oxygen & green spaces create oxygen, also relaxation, Politicians, don’t rule us, they serve us, they don’t rule the Public the Public rules them & they need to be reminded of this.
  • Lisa Noonan
    signed 2016-01-26 20:35:02 +1100
  • Barbara Radcliffe
    signed 2016-01-11 14:04:22 +1100
  • Alison Smith
    signed 2015-12-15 12:48:21 +1100
  • Timothy Dufore
    signed 2015-12-15 10:16:58 +1100
  • Michael Noonan
    signed 2015-12-15 00:35:55 +1100
  • Russell Darnley
    signed 2015-12-14 21:15:54 +1100
  • Rob Darnley
    signed 2015-12-14 15:06:42 +1100
  • Olivia Date
    signed 2015-12-14 12:20:36 +1100
  • Angela Grimsdale
    signed 2015-12-14 08:20:55 +1100
  • Peter Eckford
    signed 2015-12-14 08:18:02 +1100
  • Ben Liquete
    signed 2015-12-13 21:54:36 +1100
  • John Williams
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  • John Williams
    signed 2015-12-13 17:40:33 +1100
  • Marnie McKew
    signed 2015-12-13 12:32:35 +1100
  • Maximillian Wettenhall
    signed 2015-12-12 15:43:33 +1100
  • Richard Stewart
    signed 2015-12-12 06:18:31 +1100
  • Korey Moon
    signed 2015-12-11 14:34:41 +1100
  • Nadia Carnevale
    signed 2015-12-11 14:30:59 +1100