Win for Local Parks
06 July 2022
🌳 Tree-mendous News- All State-owned parks & reserves in City of Melville to be rezoned 'Public Open Space' 🌳
I am proud to update the community that following advocacy by myself and my colleague Lisa O'Malley MLA, together with an extraordinary community campaign, has resulted in the decision to formally reserve all 1 State-owned parks and reserves in the City of Melville as ‘Public Open Space’.
The Hon. Rita Saffioti MLA, Minister for Planning, has written to the City of Melville formally requesting documentation be amended to reflect the Amendment as originally adopted which includes reserving the State-owned land to Public Open Space.
The community support for protecting our local parks was overwhelming, with thousands of residents writing, signing petitions or completing my survey.
This is a great example of what can be achieved when the community and their local representative work together.