On November the 9th, 2009, the Charles Sturt Council disregarded strong local public opinion and voted, without any public consultation, to revoke the community status of the St Clair reserve recreation park and swap it for a contaminated plot of industrial land. The popular, pristine and established park is to be redeveloped by the South Australian Government for high density housing. The residents of Charles Sturt got the contaminated land as their new open space.
Charles Sturt Council has an obligation to uphold and represent the wishes of its residents. It also has one of the lowest amounts of open space in any South Australian council for its residents to enjoy. Therefore the Council should do everything in its power to right this wrong.
"We, the undersigned, petition the City of Charles Sturt to right the wrong of the land swap and acquire the St Clair Recreational Reserve back from the South Australian Government.