- Posted by Ian Mutton
- On June 26, 2018
- Lavender Green
Parkland is Precious and Easily Lost
What’s happening to Lavender Green?
Lavender Green, it’s the strip of land at western end of Luna Park.
The legislation “governing” Luna Park prohibits any permanent structure (not including structures in the nature of landscaping) on Lavender Green.
In 2004 Luna Park was leased to the present operator – a term of the lease provides:
the purposes to be realized by this Lease are .. to prohibit the erection of any permanent structure (other than structures in the nature of landscaping) on Lavender Green.
So there you have it – the legislation and the lease prohibit permanent structures on Lavender Green.
Last August a “structure” appeared on Lavender Green.
In August 2017, the State Government advised:
No development application had been lodged for the “structure”.
In October 2017, the State Government advised:
We have inspected the marquee on Lavender Green. It is not strictly speaking a permanent structure as it appears to be a removable gazebo albeit bolted to the ground.
Begs the question – what’s permanent?
The “marquee” remains – now with a well-established bush lined path leading up to it’s side entrance and a compacted floor.
We ask our local State Government member, Ms Felicity Wilson, does her Government consider this “marquee” to be a permanent structure? If not, why note.