Legistrative Council E-Petitions

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Deliver the City of Kingston’s Chain of Parks Project
The Petition of certain citizens of the State of Victoria draws to the attention of the Legislative Council that the Government has committed $25 million to establish the Chain of Parks project linking Karkarook Park, Heatherton with Braeside Park, Braeside, in collaboration with the City of Kingston.

Since the 1970s, residents of Heatherton, Clayton South, Clarinda and Dingley Village have endured the inconvenience, dust and noise of nearby tips and landfills.

For generations, residents have been promised parklands, but so far there has been no decisive action. Instead, there are new threats to residents’ health and amenity, like that of the Alex Fraser concrete crusher and a concrete batching plant that have blighted many lives for years and are now both seeking an extension to stay. Meanwhile, the Government is looking for somewhere to put the rail stabling yards for the Suburban Rail Loop project.

The tips and landfills have been closed, capped and remediated and other planning and delivery preparation measures have been taken by Kingston City Council. The onus now lies with Government to complete the acquisition of land covered by Public Acquisition Overlay. Especially the 91 - 185 Kingston Road, Heatherton (Delta site) and the 101 - 157 Old Dandenong Road, Heatherton (Henry Street site) sites and including the overpasses across the Dingley Bypass.
The petitioners therefore request that the Legislative Council call on the Minister for Planning, the Hon Richard Wynne MP, to deliver the 2018 commitment of $25 million for the further development of the Chain of Parks project, by prioritising the immediate acquisition of the land at the Delta and Henry Street sites.
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