On 30 April, Randwick City Council Deputy Mayor Danny Said (Labor, South Ward) will present a motion to the Council meeting. The motion will recommend the nomination of Yarra Bay for inclusion on the National Heritage List.
Randwick City Council has already applied to the NSW Government to have the area included in the State Heritage Register.
The Sydney Business Chamber clearly sees heritage listing as a real threat to their plans to transform Yarra Bay for the benefit of the foreign-owned cruise industry. Their director of policy Chris Lamont told the Daily Telegraph:
“It would be disappointing if the heritage listing process was being abused to exclude necessary and important considerations around a new cruise ship terminal.”
A representative of Save Yarra Bay will speak in favour of the motion. Will the Sydney Business Chamber find someone to speak against it? And how will Liberal Councillors vote? It should be an interesting night.
We will publish Councillor Said’s motion as soon as it is available. Before the meeting date, Save Yarra Bay Coalition members and supporters are encouraged to make representations to Councillors – their contact details are here.
If you can, please also attend the Council meeting on Tuesday 30 April – 6 pm, Council Chambers, 1st Floor Randwick Town Hall, 90 Avoca Street Randwick.