CSIRO Delivering Open Space to the Community
from The Robb Report 2014
Over and over again we are hearing the importance of daily exercise. Kids need to have a space to kick a footy.
But Highett currently lacks such open space. It is therefore vital that a portion of the Highett CSIRO land be preserved as open space when the CSIROdeparts next year.
At the 2013 election, I pledged to retain four hectares of space for recreation and conservation purposes. This space is particularly unique from a conservation perspective, as the Highett CSIRO land encompasses a grassy woodland, home to the rare ‘Yellow Box’. The preservation of this space fits in with national health policies of having open space for physical activity, and is compatible with evironmental projects, such as the GreenArmy Program of environmental conservation.
I am pleased to advise that I have been working with the Special Minister for State, the Bayside City Council, and the CSIRO in finalising a plan that preserves four hectares of land, while allowing for the CSIRO to successfully move to their new Clayton site.
I am working hard to deliver on my election commitment. The preservation of this land is what my constituency wants, and what they need to improve their quality of life.
Link: The Robb Report 2014 (pdf)