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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  • Justin O'Connell
    signed 2015-12-05 22:22:54 +1100
  • Carolyn Maguire
    signed 2015-12-05 19:04:25 +1100
  • Vince Schubert
    signed 2015-12-05 17:56:38 +1100
  • Nick Torrens
    signed via 2015-12-05 15:58:58 +1100
  • Michael Couch
    signed 2015-12-05 14:26:19 +1100
  • Robert Vesetas
    signed 2015-12-05 10:20:03 +1100
    I support more open green space and sporting fields. This must be in the initial design brief and not compromised
  • Amanda Sapienza
    signed 2015-12-04 23:06:30 +1100
  • Signe Westerberg
    signed 2015-12-04 21:47:08 +1100
  • Barry Talbot-Smith
    signed 2015-12-04 20:52:10 +1100
    Recreational Greenspace should be a natural part of any Waterside development, particularly more so since this one is is the largest Hectarage of recent times. Vital for the lungs of the City and its energy.
  • Sean Ferns
    signed 2015-12-04 20:46:37 +1100
  • Susanne Francis
    signed 2015-12-04 20:32:15 +1100
    Keep as much of the çountry’in Sydney as possible !
  • James Cody
    signed 2015-12-04 20:29:40 +1100
    Not providing sufficient recreational space will have an adverse affect on the physical and mental health of the residents. There can be no compromise.
  • Jane Scott
    signed 2015-12-04 19:32:57 +1100
    Sydney has an ever increasing number of apartments. People no longer have backyards where they can play cricket or even stroll through the garden. Apartment developments MUST be accompanied by green spaces and sporting fields.
  • Rob Parkes
    signed 2015-12-04 19:12:33 +1100
  • Jill Ditton
    signed 2015-12-04 17:51:56 +1100
  • Dereka Ogden
    signed 2015-12-04 17:49:29 +1100
    We have to make our cities greener and with spaces for children to play and adults to walk and play sport. Contact with nature has been proven to have wonderful effects on general healthy and mental health in particular.
  • Lindsay Sharp
    signed 2015-12-04 17:36:45 +1100
    Go Jamie!
  • Florence McCarthy
    signed 2015-12-04 17:26:41 +1100
  • Julie Tanner
    signed 2015-12-04 17:25:28 +1100
  • David Dibden
    signed 2015-12-04 17:23:21 +1100
  • Martyn Winsen
    signed 2015-12-04 17:04:56 +1100
    For the Bays Precinct we must succeed where others have failed.


    Aside from the headland park in the North, Barangaroo Central and South have hardly any public space (streets and footpaths, often included in official figures of public space, do NOT count).


    The Bays Precinct must be the anti-Barangaroo.


    The Australian Technology Park decision also sent a very loud and clear message that the NSW Government and UrbanGrowth are not listening to ordinary citizens and those affected by major developments. The move of 10,000 CBA jobs from Western Sydney to Redfern is a triple whammy insult to the tech community (many startups, incubators, VC funds, etc.), Western Sydney and anyone who fights congestion on our roads and rail lines.


    The Bays Precinct must be the anti-ATP.


    It’s time some common sense, logic and overall empathy with everyday citizens took hold of our decision makers.
  • Stephanie Robertson
    signed 2015-12-04 16:40:59 +1100
  • Wilson Sy
    signed 2015-12-04 16:39:23 +1100
  • Denise Levy
    signed 2015-12-04 16:20:09 +1100
  • Warren Allsopp
    signed 2015-12-04 16:18:44 +1100
  • John Weston
    signed 2015-12-04 16:09:20 +1100
  • Mark Johnson
    signed 2015-12-04 15:54:23 +1100
  • Elaine Diffey
    signed 2015-12-04 15:53:01 +1100
    I would like to see passive open green space as well as playing fields. There are increasing numbers of children and young people living in inner Sydney and more green space is desperately needed for their health and wellbeing.
  • Sally Bray
    @aussiefarmstay tweeted link to this page. 2015-12-04 15:48:08 +1100
    Sign the petition: United campaign to win "spaces to play" http://www.jamieparker.org/submission_spaces_to_play?recruiter_id=70586
  • Sally Bray
    signed 2015-12-04 15:47:41 +1100