We had a very successful Community Forum on 26th Oct’14.
Several displays were put up, two were of other road reserves – Merri creek, Fawkner and Wurundjeri walk, Blackburn. They were saved as Open Space in the 70’s and 80’s, with photos of what they looked like then and the wonderful Community and Environmental asset they have become now.
We also had displays on the policies of all the major political parties –
Coalition – 15.4 ha (43%) to be preserved as Open space, with the balance 57% to be sold possibly for housing.
Labor – 100% of the reserve to be retained as Open Space
Greens - 100% of the reserve to be retained as Open Space
It is now up to YOU the voters to decide what you want for this corridor of land. If you want it retained as Open space, choose the party of your choice that supports that position.
If you want 57% of the land to possibly end up as housing then vote for the party with that policy.
It is now in your hands!
The guest speakers were –
- Shaun Leane – Labor member for Eastern Metropolitan Region, Legislative Council
- Neil Angus – Liberal State member for Forest Hill
- Samantha Dunn – Greens candidate for the Legislative Council
- Pauline Richards – Labor candidate for Forest Hill
- Councillors Raylene Carr & Bill Bennett – Morack ward, Whitehorse City council
Our sincere thanks go the Vermont and South Vermont Lions, who looked after the BBQ and made sure everyone was fed.
We need to thank and acknowledge the assistance and support of so many – NADRASCA, Docking Real Estate, Greenlink & Bungalook nursery, The Tree Society, The Environment Protection fund, Whitehorse Urban Harvest, The City of Whitehorse, Bellbird Dell Advisory committee, Friends of the Dell and so many others.
Most of all, thanks to our volunteers at the Friends of the HFR, who have worked so hard, with so much passion, diligence and enthusiasm.
Lastly and most importantly this campaign could not have lasted for so long without our community’s vision for the future and unstinting support to achieve it.
Thank you to the people of Forest Hill!
For a full report on the Forum click on the attachment above.
Here is a link to a video report by Unipollwatch –
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