The Maroondah Journal has continued its coverage of Maidstone Street by reporting that the park will not be sold by Maroondah City Council. The decision not to sell the park was decided at the Council meeting held on the 16th of July.
Cr Alex Makin said it was a great decision for the community.
“The community has listened to the community and will not be taking any further action regarding the proposed sale of this property. A new playground will be installed on the land in coming weeks”.
This victory was possible due to the assistance and dedication of the local community. Council received 55 objections to the proposal and I would like to thank everyone that took the time to register their objection to this sale. I would also like to thank Heidi Victoria, the Member for Bayswater for her participation in the campaign to save the park. The rejection of the sale demonstrates just what can be achieved when residents becomes active within their local community. I hope that these residents will continue to play an active part in community activities
New play equipment will be installed within the next six to eight weeks to return Maidstone Park back into the cherished community park. Congratulations to the Ringwood community in ensuring that this sale was overturned.