To: Blue Mountains City Council
Stop the private long day care development in Blackheath
Dear General Manager,
Please reject the development application (X/766/2015) to build a private long day care childcare facility on the bowling green of the old Blackheath Bowling Club site at 16-24 Prince George Street.
Why is this important?
Our local community does not need this development.
Our area is already well serviced by other local, not-for-profit community-based preschool and long day care services.
For-profit childcare facilities put profits before children, operating on the lowest costs, least qualified and lowest amount of staff they can get away with. We don't believe the care and education of our children should be privatised for profit.
The bowling green site is currently zoned recreation, located next to Blackheath Oval, gym, basketball and tennis courts. It was up until recently, used by the Blue Mountains Croquet Club. The site should remain as a recreational facility as intended by the zoning.
How it will be delivered
We will deliver signatures via email. But will consider staging a press conference and delivering signatures in person.