The Maroondah Journal has reported on the removal of play equipment and seating located at the Maidstone Street Reserve. The park, located at 47a Maidstone Street in Ringwood, is also being considered for sale by Council and public comment is currently being sought in regard to this proposal.
Cr Alex Makin said the play equipment had been removed because of safety reasons. He said it was poor timing but unrelated to the proposed sale.
“No final decision about the sale has been made. A letter is going to the public and I urge them to get behind the call to save the playground.”
The equipment was removed as part of council’s routine maintenance program and will be reinstated if the sale does not proceed.
“I am happy to vote that we retain the parkland. The public have convinced me, but there are six other councillors who to make decisions.”
Strong public support will help ensure that the sale does not proceed and it is critical that the community voices its concern over the proposed sale. Objections must be be received by the 6th of July and need to include the name and address of the submitter.
Objections can emailed to myself (email@example.com) or posted to Maroondah City Council, PO Box 156 Ringwood 3134.
A public meeting will be held at the park (47a Maidstone Street in Ringwood) on Friday the 15th of June at 9:15am.