Campaign for Erskineville parks

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Campaign for Erskineville parks

By Kath Gelber

SYDNEY — The "Save the Erskineville Parks Committee", set up two weeks ago in response to the proposed sale of parkland for urban development, is generating a large amount of community response and support.

Two inner-city parks, well established and containing mature trees, are being put up for sale by the Roads and Traffic Authority. The campaign involves the demand to return the land to the local council and reclaim the land as open space, for use by the community, according to spokesperson Susan Kennett.

At an on-site meeting on July 25, more than 100 people pledged active support for the campaign. A public meeting is planned for July 27. More on-site activities have been planned for Saturday, August 1, at the corner of Albert St and Erskineville Road, Erskineville.

To get involved, ring Susan Kennett (02) 557 1141.

UPCOMING EVENT

IN CONVERSATION WITH BRUCE PASCOE: The Climate Emergency & Indigenous Land Practice

SATURDAY 5 DECEMBER ♦ 4PM ACT, NSW, TAS & VIC ♦ 3:30PM SA ♦ 3PM Qld ♦ 2:30PM NT ♦ 1PM WA

Zoom panel featuring Bunurong man Bruce Pascoe, award-winning Australian writer and editor, author of Dark Emu: Black Seeds: Agriculture or Accident?

Also featuring agroecologist Alan Broughton, filmmaker & Rural Fire Service volunteer Robynne Murphy and City of Moreland councillor Sue Bolton.

For more information call (02) 8070 9341 or 0403 517 266. Hosted by Green Left.