…to everyone who emailed the Victorian Planning Minister, The Hon. Matthew Guy, who met with representatives of Bayside City Council on Wednesday 27th June 2012.
The intent of the email was to urge the Minister to help deliver the best outcome for the Woodland and associated recreational Open Space on the site, during the ‘Sale Process’ of the CSIRO site in Highett.
To Email The Hon. Matthew Guy please click on the Pro Forma Email link directly below:
Victorian Planning Minister
Please add your NAME & SUBURB to the email.
Note: The above link should open your default Email program, and create a pre-prepared email for you to send to Minister Guy.
You can re-word the ‘body’ of the email if you wish?
If the above link DOES NOT operate properly on your ‘system’, please follow the steps below:
- Open you Email program
- From below, Copy & Paste each separate section of text to the appropriate section of your email
ie. Email To, Subject & Body Text. (You may re-word the body of the email as you wish, to ‘personalise’ the request.)
- Then add your NAME and SUBURB to your email
CSIRO Site, Highett, Victoria
Dear Minister Guy,
I urge you to accept in full Bayside City Council’s request that around 3 to 4 hectares of the CSIRO site in Highett should be zoned for public open space and conservation.
Nearly 2,000 people signed a petition to the House of Representatives requesting that 3 hectares in the south of the site be allocated for the rare and endangered Grassy Woodland to survive and thrive, including space for people to relax in these beautiful surrounds. Room for trails, walking the dog, picnics, and so on is vital to complement the conservation areas.
Public recreational open space is also necessary in the remainder of the site where all the development, including roads, should be focussed.
The whole site is public land, acquired for war purposes, and sought by Councils since the 1940s.
Please leave the people of Highett, Bayside, and far beyond a wonderful legacy – not just concrete and a few isolated trees.