Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Council votes to allow car access to small area of Travancore park
Another sad day for open space in Travancore at Council this evening. Our Council policy not to grant access to vehicular traffic on parkland was ignored by all but two Councillors (myself and Cr Chantry). Council resolved to give access to a property owner in Mooltan St to drive over parkland to access the rear of his property where he has built a gate without a planning permit. Other councillors said it was merely moving a rail and posts. I see it as moving a commitment to protect open space into a shredder. Vale another patch of Travancore parkland.