Newsletter 13 – Proposed amendment to legislation regarding Luna Park
- Posted by IanMuttonAdmin
- On October 26, 2018
- Luna Park
The State Government is planning to remove planning controls from Luna Park.
- Why does the multinational property developer Brookfield/Multiplex’s subsidiary lease Luna Park?
- Brookfield/Multiplex has completed 950 projects worldwide with a value of USD80 billion. It doesn’t lease or operate any other amusement parks around the world.
- Why is the Agreement(s) between Brookfield/Multiplex’s subsidiary and the Government a secret?
- Brookfield/Multiplex’s subsidiary is now calling for the State Government to remove all ride-related planning controls from Luna Park.
- Because it claims the approval process is too slow.
- It doesn’t need to be. All that’s needed is for the Government to make the 1998 Plan of Management the instrument which governs all that happens at Luna Park binding on all parties.
- The 1998 Plan of Management contemplates the installation/relocation of rides within nominated areas.
- Then there’s Lavender Green – a harbourside park added to the Luna Park site many years ago. Now Brookfield/Multiplex’s subsidiary wants the Government to permit rides on Lavender Green to a height of ~16 metres.
The iconic Luna Park sits on the water’s edge of Sydney Harbour; it’s giant face has delighted generations of Sydneysiders.
Removing planning controls simply puts Luna Park at risk; as one of Sydney’s great icons (along with the Opera House and the Bridge) it’s simply too important to put at risk.
Your support is crucial in protecting Luna Park for future generations.
Click the link below to the planning website, consider the amendment, then show your support by making a submission and commenting:
I do NOT support the policy amendments
before 9th November 2018
Join us to protect and keep Luna Park operating as a much-loved amusement park.
I do NOT support the proposed amendments to the State Environmental Planning Policy (State Significant Precincts) 2005 concerning future development at Luna Park.
- The proposed change is unnecessary. The 1998 Luna Park Plan of Management, which has been signed off by all stakeholders, contemplates the movement or replacement of rides. Simply make the Plan of Management binding rather than advisory should resolve all the issues.
- Luna Park is leased to a developer. The proposal to relax planning controls, which apply to all landowners in NSW, is illogical and puts Luna Park at risk of development.
- Keeping the Agreement(s) between Luna Park and the Government secret – what are you hiding from us?
- The proposed changes permit locating rides on parkland, Lavender Green. Preserving green space is the hallmark of a liveable city. Reducing parkland in one of the most densely populated areas of Sydney is contrary to Government policy to protect and conserve green space.
- The proposed changes permit heights up to ~40 metres when stationary. This is in “breach” of the Plan of Management and is unacceptable.
In addition, if you want to be heard aloud write to the following:
Ms Felicity Wilson, MP
Member for North Shore
North Shore Electorate Office
The Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MP
GPO Box 5341
SYDNEY NSW 2001