Hosted by: The Bay Precinct
Unfortunately, the Bay Precinct was unable to organise the Picnic for Nature in time for the 21 October. They have however put their efforts together to organise a public meeting on Tuesday 21 November at 6pm to 7.30pm (exactly one month after the Picnic for Nature date). All are invited to attend. The venue is North Sydney Council Chambers at 200 Miller Street, North Sydney.
The Bay Precinct, together with Naremburn Progress Association and other lower North Shore resident action groups, are calling for the return of greenspace lost at Cammeray Park as a result of the construction of the Western Harbour Tunnel and Beaches Link. Now that the Beaches Link has been cancelled less space is needed at the Cammeray Park construction site to accommodate the Beaches Link infrastructure, however the Beaches Link infrastructure is still being built as it is part of the contracts for the Western Harbour Tunnel and Warringah Freeway Upgrade.
The community is also advocating for more green space to accommodate the planting of 6000 trees to replace those removed in Cammeray and surrounds (a replacement of 2:1). At present there isn't the greenspace to plant this number of new trees in the immediate area.
The community is also asking that the exhaust stack designated for the Beaches Link not be built (as the BL has been cancelled) and that the exhaust stack for the Western Harbour Tunnel be filtered as it will be in Cammeray area which is the densest school zone in Australia.
Apologies for the change of plans, but it is hoped you might be able to attend the 'Call to Action' meeting scheduled for Tuesday 21 November at 6.30pm. Please RSVP if you'd like to attend.
Photo: Heritage listed Cammeray Park before and after