Reclassify reserve as 'community land'
It is really lovely to think that our Memorial Ave reserve has been saved, but of course we all know it is a fragile safety as long as it is classified Operational.
To put it on the same footing as the other reserves, would it be possible to change it to Community land?
I have been told by Council staff that this would be very difficult.
In the case of this little slice of woodland and its inhabitants, a Community Land classification would give them more security of tenure.
As for the humans involved, we are planning to invest a lot of time and energy into starting a bush care group.
We would never feel secure knowing the reserve can be easily sold off some time in the future.
Email, 27 Aug 2021
Jane Hendy, Blackwall