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Monday, 24 February 2014
Page: 494

Middle Head: Proposed Residential Care Facility

To the Honourable The Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives

This petition of representing citizens of Mosman, North Sydney and Australia draws to the attention of the House: (1) the Draft Management Plan for Middle Head Precinct and (2) proposed development of a 93-bed residential care facility at Middle Head.

We believe that the proposed development should NOT proceed as it would go against the fundamental principals behind the establishment of the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust (Trust), which includes:

preserving and protecting the environment and heritage values of Trust land,

maximizing public access to Trust land,

ensuring that management of Trust land contributes to enhancing the amenity of the Sydney Harbour region,

establishing and managing suitable Trust land as a park on behalf of the Commonwealth as the national government, and

co-operating with New South Wales, affected councils and the community in furthering the above objectives.

We therefore ask the House to do all in its power to ensure that the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust: (1) REJECTS the proposed residential development, (2) consults with the local community and other interested parties on alternative uses and (3) allocates sufficient funds to the Trust to reuse Platypus, Neutral Bay and 10 Terminal, Mosman, to protect and preserve public land from residential development in keeping with the Trust Act.

from 1,874 citizens