Bayside City Council have decided to close the skate park (and playground, basketball court and bbq area) at Donald McDonald Reserve for a full year during construction of the new pavilion. After the 2020 Covid-19 park closures, the youth in the area will now have to go without a valuable mental health, physical fitness and social resource, due to Bayside Councils inability to look at alternative options during construction of the pavilion. Bayside Council approve numerous residential builds within metres (and sometimes centimetres) of existing dwellings that are carried out safely. This decision, while under the premise of being a decision for the safety of the community, appears an overly cautious, knee jerk reaction, that will be to the detriment of the local youth community, and community as a whole. No alternatives options, temporary structures, or second opinions have been sought by the council when enquiry was made.
We, the undersigned, hereby petition Bayside City Council to keep the skate park at Donald McDonald Reserve safely accessible to the general public during the construction of the pavilion or to provide an alternative temporary option.
The Keep Beaumaris Skate Park Open petition to Bayside City Council was written by Tara Smyth and is in the category Youth at GoPetition.