Wentworth Park has been a beloved green, open space in the heart of the city for 134 years. Now it’s under threat from developers.
Whether it’s a picnic in the sun in summer, a run around for the kids, or cheering on the local soccer team on a Saturday morning, Wentworth Park belongs to the community. It needs to be kept for local people to enjoy.
In recent years we’ve seen precious harbour lands owned by us, the public, handed over to developers.
In Barangaroo and Darling Harbour, the government trashed public good in favour of private interests, and ignored the community while hiding behind sham consultations. Developers shrouded their decisions in secrecy and bypassed planning and design excellence in favour of more profits.
Now the government and their developers have their eyes on Wentworth Park.
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The park will now form part of the huge Bays Precinct development, which will include 2700 apartments on the Fish Markets site – double the number built at Harold Park.
We need to take action right now to make sure that our precious open space is kept in community hands. Mike Baird must hand the park back to the City of Sydney to keep it safe forever.
We need more sporting and recreation facilities in this area to keep our growing community healthy and happy. And we certainly need to make sure that the few we have – like Wentworth Park – aren’t taken from us by developers.
Map of the Bays Precinct area, which now includes Wentworth Park