Gardiner Park is an 86 year old park in the Sydney suburb of Banksia and is zoned RE1, Recreational. It was opened in 1935 as part of a work relief scheme during the Great Depression.
Without public consultation, Bayside Council is using $3 million of community money to upgrade this natural park to synthetic. Against the zoning it will now favour only one sport, Soccer, and alienate all other activities. The synthetic field sits 1.2m higher than the current field as it has been built on a floodway, is surrounded by fencing and 3m x 6m high screens at the goal ends. Open space has become enclosed space.
Friends of Gardiner Park Inc. Vs Bayside Council
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