Saving Moore Park

(Community Recognition Statement, 12 November 2020, Legislative Assembly, NSW Parliament)

On behalf of the Sydney electorate, I would like to record the efforts of Saving Moore Park group, which has become a strong voice for protecting Moore Park and returning it its original Macquarie Bequest purpose of passive recreation.

In just a few years, Saving Moore Park has built a membership of more than 4,000 people who care about the parkland and want to protect it from further alienation and commercialisation – a passion and goal I share. The group’s focus has been on removing car parking from the grassland, pushing for proper government funding to maintain this vital green space, and recreating Moore Park as an attractive space for people to spend time and enjoy Kippax Lake and green landscaped outdoors.

Saving Moore Park has taken this advocacy directly to the responsible ministers and are working with Lord Mayor Clover Moore and the City of Sydney along with MPs representing the parkland and adjacent communities.

I’m proud to work with this group to return Moore Park to Governor Macquarie’s vision for a great city having great parks and open green space that belong to all the people.