Greens Councillor Murray Matson states that the best way Randwick Council can now save High Cross Park which is under threat from the CBD to South East Light Rail (CSELR) is to meet the Government halfway by scoping out a joint agreement to buy adjacent land for an alternative interchange site.
This morning he appealed to all Randwick Councillors to support Greens Councillor Lindsay Shurey’s motion at tomorrow night’s meeting that seeks to advance the idea of a joint agreement with the Government.
He said further,
“We have had a successful rally on Saturday that the Greens attended and supported. Now the next card to play is Councillor Shurey’s motion tomorrow night. The Council can offer a financial contribution to the Government towards an alternative site consisting of office space above an interchange.”
The Greens believe that a carefully scoped project could make enough profit to recover the expense of property purchases. He elaborated,
“This joint venture would be the best way to save High Cross Park but should be conditional on the agreement that sufficient profits will be made to reimburse the ratepayers. Fair go for Kingsford, fair go for Randwick!”