When you local member is representing the Baird Government instead of the people who supply his wages, the City of Parramatta has a problem. Geoff Lee (photographed here by the Western Sydney Business Access, who incidentally has given him space on numerous occasions, while we are aware that this media member writes for business, it does not write both sides of the story. The publication is in favour of the developers and the Baird Government agenda. WSBA does not have balanced reporting. It tells the business community what they think the business people of Parramatta want to here.
Read about what the WSBA says about the Stadium Development, here http://www.accessnews.com.au/business/government/item/1500-parramatta-stadium
- Does it tell you that to accomplish this development it needs to steal a bit more of our Crown Land, Our World Heritage Listed Parramatta Park?
- Does it tell you that to give you a facility that is only used by footballers that when Venues NSW did the Environmental Study that the football teams were the only ones who were consulted?
- Does WSBA tell you that to put this development up that the residents and ratepayers will lose the only pool in Parramatta, a pool that they have spent over $8 million dollars a couple of years back.
- Do they tell you that there are no future plans to rebuild the Parramatta Memorial Swimming Pool or any funds set aside.
Do they tell you a plan done about two years ago, would have given us a new larger Stadium and also kept the pool intact for our citizens and our schools.This is where you will have to swim if Venues NSW get their way. This is not good enough for Parramatta, we as residents need a city, we can live in, places where we can go to cool off, walk in open green spaces and not concrete jungles, surrounded by high rise glass boxes, we need to be able breath.
We need our elected representatives back, we need a voice, we need to be heard, and we need our concerns met. We do not need our rights taken away and have to fight to get them back, so Geoff Lee we need you to represent us, not sell us out, and Mr Baird, we need you to protect our facilities and not sell us out.
If you were paying good money to tour Australia would you put this venue on your plans to visit?????????????