Lord Mayor of Parramatta Cr Paul Garrard has welcomed Sydney Water’s decision to put the sale of Caloola Road Reserve in Constitution Hill on hold.
“This site is of vital importance to the city’s and the nation’s heritage and I am pleased that Sydney Water is reassessing their decision to sell off the site,” Cr Garrard said.
“We will now be exploring our options in relation to the site and investigating whether a long-term lease should be re-established.
“I welcome Sydney Water’s commitment to undertake restoration works on the site to ensure it can safely be used by the community.”
Following a Council vote, letters were sent to Sydney Water and relevant ministers expressing disappointment in the decision to sell the site.
“I have also approached the State Member to organise an urgent meeting with the Minister for Finance, Services and Property Dominic Perrottet.”
“We will continue to advocate for the community to ensure that this important piece of land remains as open space and that its heritage significance is preserved.”
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