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Liberals save Woorayl Street Reserve

If elected in November this year, a Liberal Nationals Government will ensure Woorayl Street Reserve stays as a local, public open space.

Against the wishes of the local community, Labor and Oakleigh MP Steve Dimopoulos plan to develop the Woorayl Street Reserve in Carnegie. A Liberal Government, led by Matthew Guy will instead protect and retain this important local open space.

For over 80 years Woorayl Street Reserve has provided vital open space for residents and their families to enjoy including being the home of significant eucalypts including a magnificent remnant gum known to the locals as “Rosie”.

It is vital that the natural character and heritage of the highly valued and scarce open space of the Woorayl Street Reserve is protected and this is what a Liberal Nationals Government will do.

Labor has treated the residents of Carnegie with contempt for too long, first running an ugly cheap SkyRail through residents’ backyards and now the government wants to take away some of the limited open space available in Glen Eira.


Comments attributable to Shadow Minister for Planning, David Davis:

“Local Liberal candidate, Andrew Edmonds has collected the signatures of hundreds of locals opposed to Labor’s plans and listened to what they have had to say.

Within the first 100 days of a Liberal government, there be a new planning overlay for Woorayl Street Reserve, one that protects it rather than destroys it.


Comments attributable to Liberal candidate for Oakleigh, Andrew Edmonds:

“This land should be maintained as open space.

The community wants this – and the Liberal Party has responded to the voices of this petition.

Only the Liberals are listening to voices of locals and Glen Eira Council to protect this important green area.”

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