Save the South Perth Foreshore

To: All residents of WA

Save the South Perth Foreshore
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of 500 signatures
Campaign created by Jennifer Nevard Icon-email


Petition to the City of South Perth

As SIR JAMES MITCHELL PARK is a regional park and the City of South Perth’s public consultation and survey has been open to all Western Australians, this petition is open to all.

TO: Mayor Sue Doherty

REQUEST
We, the undersigned, wish to ensure that the green public open spaces comprising Sir James Mitchell Park are preserved for future generations and are not degraded through high density development and commercialisation. Sir James Mitchell Park, (“the Park”) comprises the foreshore land from Narrows Bridge along the Esplanade Foreshore; and includes ‘Sir James Mitchell Park’ ie Mends St. to Ellam St, including the lake areas.

We petition the City of South Perth to amend the Public Open Space Policy as this relates to the South Perth Foreshore before the current community consultation findings are adopted, and include the following:
1. No land within the Park is to be sold;
2. There is to be no high rise, high density development of any nature within the Park;
3. All development (if any) is to be restricted to low impact, low density single storey activities - as verbally promoted by the Council (e.g café, kiosks and similar);
4. Leases granted (if any) within the Park are to be restricted to an aggregate maximum term (including options) of 21 years – similar to those applied in Kings Park.
5. Any development on the land originally resumed within Sir James Mitchell Park for ‘Foreshore Recreation’ to be designated exclusively for that purpose only.

Contact for petition: Marcia and Ken Manolas 193 Mill Point Rd SOUTH Perth WA 6151

Why is this important?

Sir James Mitchell Park South Perth occupies the tract of land from the south side of the Narrows Bridge around the Swan River to the border with the City of Victoria Park.
Sir James had a vision to create a green belt around the river using Kings Park as the starting point. Most of the land on the south side of the river was purchased by the State from small landholders between 1930 and 1940. Much of the green belt is now being eroded by public development. As Perth's population density increases, the need for the green belt as both the 'lungs' and a relaxation area of the City becomes doubly important. Photo by Gnangarra commons.wikimedia.org

How it will be delivered

The petition will be delivered in person to the City of South Perth in time for the Agenda Briefing meeting on Tuesday 19th November. It will be accompanied by a media release.

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Reasons for signing

  • Robert M. 2013-12-24 00:39:22 +1100
    It shouldn't be built on, it should be open to everybody.
  • Cheryl W. 2013-11-19 13:11:53 +1100
    Its just wrong. Money grabbing bureaucrats.
  • Mary G. 2013-11-17 14:04:37 +1100
    if this gets through, goodness knows how safe kings park is. the foreshore is for all, not just for a few. the foresight and wishes of our benefactor should be respected.

Updates

about 1 year ago

Iconic view of Perth CBD from Sir James Mitchell Park, South Perth
http://youtu.be/R-H-GQvCOfk

about 1 year ago

During February 2014 some South Perth residents have been contacting Landgate about the details being held on the newly created digital land titles which are the first information point used to find out about the status of all blocks of land in WA. To date, Landgate has not agreed to include all the details from the historic titles on the new ly created titles although the details remain current and enforceable. The risk to Sir James Mitchell Park is that these details that safeguard the recreation status of the Park for the people of WA could become buried 'in the archives'. The City of South Perth Council has overall responsibility for the Park but the Council is not prepared to insist to Landgate that these details be included on the digital titles.

about 1 year ago

For those of you interested in the status and configuration of the blocks that comprise Sir James Mitchell Park go to the Landgate website and use Map Viewer www.landgate.wa.gov.au/bmvf/app/mapviewer/ to look at these. The site is VERY slow during the day but may be better at night when there would be less access traffic. Also you will need to download the latest version of Java script to view the site. Map Viewer will ask you if you need Java, and yes, you will.

about 1 year ago

GOOD NEWS TO SHARE
People who have been concerned for the status and future of Sir James Mitchell Park have some good news to share. Thirty-four people wrote to Telstra objecting to a mobile phone tower being located in Sir James Mitchell Park. They received two messages from Swan River Trust last week.

First message was that the Trust recommendation (finalised) to Minister was to reject the application. The Manolas family submitted a copy of our petition with its 7000+ signatures lodged with South Perth Council in October, and this was reported in the Swan River Trust findings as well.

A second message was that the Minister had also rejected the Telstra mobile phone tower proposal. We'll need to keep our eyes and ears open on where Telstra will next propose the tower. Most people acknowledge there is a need for a tower to address the mobile communications traffic, but not in the Park.

over 1 year ago

Update on TUESDAY 26TH NOVEMBER 7PM CITY OF SOUTH PERTH COUNCIL CHAMBERS: there was a really good turn out of residents last night and, acontrary to our gloomiest predictions, the Council last night AGREED to implement our petition requests and separate submission deputations. WE WILL NEED TO MONITOR TO ENSURE THESE INTENTIONS ARE CARRIED THROUGH SO THE PETITION WILL REMAIN OPEN FOR THE PRESENT. THANK YOU TO THE 7136 WHO HAVE VOICED THEIR SUPPORT.

over 1 year ago

TUESDAY 26TH NOVEMBER 7PM CITY OF SOUTH PERTH COUNCIL CHAMBERS corner of Sandgate Rd and South Tce South Perth: be there if you can. We must show the Councillors and Mayor that we are seriously concerned for the future of the Foreshore greenbelt which can easily be eroded by heavy impact commercial development.

over 1 year ago

TUESDAY 26TH NOVEMBER 7PCITY OF SOUTH PERTH COUNCIL CHAMBERS corner of Sandgate Rd and South Tce South Perth: be there if you can. We must show the Councillors and Mayor that we are seriously concerned for the future of the Foreshore greenbelt which can easily be eroded by heavy impact commercial development.

over 1 year ago

Why the South Perth Foreshore is so special
Mrs Crossland (85) Sir James Mitchell's granddaughter who is writing a history of Sir James Mitchell explains that he had the foresight when he first became Premier 1919-1924 to urge Parliament to resume the land encircling the Swan River from Crawley round to South Perth in order to establish a green belt for public recreation and to retain the natural beauty for the state capital. The South Perth Foreshore was conceived by Sir James Mitchell to be a natural parkland complementing Kings Park which had been established much earlier by Lord John Forrest. The South Perth Foreshore has so far escaped the eroding of the green belt, compared with across the Swan, in proximity to the C.B.D.

over 1 year ago

We have presented our paper petition with more than 7100 'objectors' to the City of South Perth on Tuesday 19th November and five residents presented deputations to the Council that evening explaining the risk in leaving their policy statements and strategic documents in their present form. Most moving was the presentation from Mrs Judith Crossland, a granddaughter of Sir James Mitchell who explained the effort Parliament demonstrated, at the recommendation of Sir James Mitchell, to retain and also buy back foreshore lands to form a green belt around the Swan.

over 1 year ago

Today signatures have topped 6500 for the paper Petition and of course we have 430 on-line supporters. What an amazing effort in four weeks. Please join us in presenting the Petition on Tuesday 19th November 5.30 pm, Council Chambers corner South Tce and Sandgate Rd South Perth.

over 1 year ago

Important date: Tues 19th Nov 5.30 pm when we present the petition to the City of South Perth, Council Chambers cnr Sandgate Rd and South Tce, South Perth. A few volunteer photographers outside the Council Chambers would be very good for recording the event. Please try to be present. This will increase the impact of community concern.

over 1 year ago

Well, our petition on paper campaign has now reached 5500+. This is a stupendous result. All credit must go to a small band of seasoned campaigners who have worked so hard in bringing the matter to the attention of Foreshore users.

over 1 year ago

The City of South Perth Survey report. See below.
http://www.southperth.wa.gov.au/Documents/Our-City/Major-Projects/South-Perth-Foreshore/South-Perth-Foreshore-2013-Survey-Results.pdf

over 1 year ago

We have 4500+ signatures in hand and a further 400+ yet to come in for the paper version of the petition. In addition, we have you wonderful on-line supporters. Many thanks to everyone. Counting takes place Monday & petition is lodged with City of South Perth Tuesday 5.30 pm. Survey results report is available City of South Perth website. For those of you who are interested in data 'massage' it makes interesting reading.

over 1 year ago

Exciting news. The granddaughter of Sir James Mitchell who was instrumental in establishing the South Perth Foreshore as public open space has pledged her support for our campaign.

over 1 year ago

We now have 4200 signatures on paper plus the on-line campaign. More signatures will be rolling in so I think we will meet our 5000 target. This is really wonderful for a campaign that began on Sunday 20th October. All credit goes to a small band of very hard working collectors who 'patrolled' the South Perth Foreshore seeking like-minded people and attended a range of events within the Park.The petition will be presented to the City of South Perth Council on Tuesday evening 19th November at 5.30 pm. A further copy will be sent to the Minister for Planning, John Day. A media release will be available late this week. Thank you for the wonderful support to date.

over 1 year ago

On-paper and on-line petitions have only 9 days to go before we collate our material to go the Mayor of the City of South Perth.

over 1 year ago

Community News article and comments
http://www.inmycommunity.com.au/news-and-views/local-news/Fight-on-to-save-foreshore/7651348/

over 1 year ago

Two important dates for your diaries. Our petition will be presented to the City of South Perth on Tuesday 19th November at the South Perth Council Agenda Briefing meeting at 5.30pm. This meeting takes places one week before the Council meeting which will be held on Tuesday 26th November at 7pm. City residents are able to have questions they lodge beforehand answered at the Council meeting on the 26th. If the questions are lodged a few days ahead then the questions will be answered on the night. We encourage people to attend both meetings to demonstrate their concern.

over 1 year ago

If you have a moment, read the comments others have left here. They are quite joyous. Thanks all.

over 1 year ago

100 signatures reached

over 1 year ago

50 signatures reached

over 1 year ago

A leisurely ride anyone? From Karen Cheng's blog.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3644/3331374389_dd1afc772d_o.jpg

over 1 year ago

Hello all
Trying to think up an activity for a pop-up crowd on the foreshore promoting the message 'Save the South Perth Foreshore' . The more photogenic the better & something exciting enough to pull in the media. Suggestions gratefully received. Jennifer

over 1 year ago

25 signatures reached

over 1 year ago

City of South Perth will discuss the Telstra application for installing a mobile phone tower on Lot 215 of Sir James Mitchell Park at their December meeting 7 p.m. 10th December 2013. (You may well ask why Lot 216 has been included on the explanatory map of the tower's proposed location.)
Here is a very comprehensive kit developed by a N.S.W. parliamentarian on how to go about objecting to a phone tower.
http://sylviahale.org.au/webdocs/information-kits/3G_phone_towers_kit.pdf

over 1 year ago

Here's a great photo of the South Perth Foreshore courtesy of Peter Best's blog. A reminder to us all why we want to keep it heavy commercial development free.
http://lh6.ggpht.com/-dlr_Iv5F1i4/UlYEmT3aw2I/AAAAAAAABbU/2_r2HN9j0Mk/SJMP004a-8x6.jpg?imgmax=800

over 1 year ago

Over the weekend 26, 27/10, we boosted our paper petition signing by 1000! So fantastic work everyone. Our oldest supporter aged 90+ had amassed 160 signatures from among her friends and networks. Who wouldn't want to be so well connected at 90!

Also here are some blog spots covering the issues associated with our petition:
Blogger Peter Besthttp://comobeach.blogspot.com.au/

over 1 year ago

10 signatures reached

over 1 year ago

25-10-13
Hello all
We have about 1000 signatures on paper. Your electronic signature will be a big help.