Moore Park Highs and Lows

Moore Park Highs and Lows

Our successful campaign to legislate dates to permanently remove event car parking from Moore Park suffered a disappointing setback with a bill that attempted to delete timeframes.

The government and the sporting codes claimed that the dates were too soon for them to find alternative transport arrangements for their patrons.

I disagree: the more parking you provide, the more people will drive. We have achieved much in transforming patron behaviour with light rail and integrated ticketing, which hit new heights during the FIFA Women’s World Cup when no one drove to sold-out matches.

Despite government and opposition support to remove dates altogether, I negotiated new extended dates with conditions that need to be met and regular reports to parliament if further extensions are set. My amendments passed and the government has now promised to an integrated transport plan for the events in the precinct. My speech and amendments > HERE.

Public recreation green space at Moore Park also experienced a win with a government plan to reduce the golf course to nine holes and return land for community use. The City has a shortage of space for recreational sport and surrounding populations are rapidly expanding.

I joined the Premier to welcome the change and acknowledged Lord Mayor Clover Moore’s tireless advocacy to return this land for community use > HERE.

Let's work together to celebrate and protect our great city!