Residents rally 24 Feb 2018

Residents rally 24 Feb 2018

MEDIA RELEASE

Public rally in Marrickville to oppose overdevelopment and high rise

The Save Marrickville resident group is organising a public rally on Saturday 24 February, to stop overdevelopment and high rise in Marrickville.

Speakers at the rally will include Federal MP Linda Burney, Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne and Greens Councillor Colin Hesse.

All residents are encouraged to come along and add their voices. The rally will start at Marrickville Town Hall at 12.00, march down Marrickville Road past the office of developer Mirvac, and end with speeches at Alex Trevallion Plaza, next to the post office.

“Marrickville residents are alarmed at the NSW government’s revised Marrickville Plan, which plans high rise next to Marrickville Station, and Mirvac’s proposal for 35 storey buildings on the Carrington Road site,” says Save Marrickville spokesperson Kelsie Dadd.

“We are concerned about the loss of Marrickville’s character and heritage, as well as the loss of important industrial land and employment.”

“Marrickville residents are putting up Save Marrickville placards along Marrickville Road and around the suburb. We will campaign throughout 2018, by talking to the government, and through the media, our savemarrickville website, and the 500 local people on our email list,” said Kelsie Dadd.

This rally follows on from an earlier Inner West Council meeting of 500 people at Marrickville Town Hall, opposing development plans for Marrickville and the Carrington precinct.

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Media contacts: Kelsie Dadd 0428 406 929 kelsiedadd@gmail.com

Paul Mortimer 0435 240 844 paul.mortimer@iinet.net.au

www.savemarrickville.com.au