The Trust is planning to readapt the hulk with $11.4M of added Federal funds for car parking.
Stop the SYDNEY HARBOUR FEDERATION TRUST further compounding the site into a dead and empty useless site looking for a purpose.
There is no justification for extra car parking but every justification for open space and recreational facilities.
The Trust have been given over $80M but they have NO funds for a small craft pontoon. No kayaker, no sailor, no boatee can pull up to the site. No barista could stay in business.
STOP this massive waste of public money.
Help kickstart a park for recreation and get the factory TORN DOWN.
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The Trust's plans can be viewed HERE.
The Trust's description of the concept is a little misleading.
It could be better described as a trumped up car park. It involves removing high metal wall sheets, a few metal roof panels and giving you a few of the sky through metal trusses rusting in marine air with seagulls likely pooping on you. It's NOT open space. Plants will be added to disguise that the factory is mainly for car parking. Views of the water will only be seen by standing at the front of the brick wall. Some commercial business spaces will be in the lower level.
The community calls for the factory to be TORN DOWN and the ridge reclaimed for grassland and tree canopy, and recognition given to the original inhabitants of the land, the Cammeraygal people
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Friends of Platypus’ Submission on the Torpedo Factory Design Concept at SubBase Platypus,
Submitted on 24 March 2019
10. No other options have been given.
There has been only one plan presented with no options such as, with the removal of this hulk, despite over 14 years of management by the Trust.
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Ms Darwell tried to defend the Trust's approach at this site of making it a commercial business park and denying public access. The community have wanted the Factory removed from 2007 but have been ignored by the Trust. They have gone on with the ONE plan from 2003.
Friends of Platypus spoke to reinforce the need to make the site fully accessible to the public to satisfy the term of the Trust Act and look after the recreational needs of residents. Council voted to retain a the 2018 motion for maximum access and not for the Torpedo Factory to be given over for car-parking. YEH!
Russell is an excellent spokesperson for Friends of Platypus and highlighted the key issues.
Listen HERE from 2.51.50 (2hrs.51min) into the program.
The Trust were not available but were interviewed 27 March.
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