Sep 16, 2020

ANTHONY ALBANESE & LINDA BURNEY – MEDIA RELEASE – STATEMENT ON MARRICKVILLE GOLF COURSE – WEDNESDAY, 16 SEPTEMBER 2020

 

ANTHONY ALBANESE MP
LEADER OF THE AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY
MEMBER FOR GRAYNDLER

 

LINDA BURNEY MP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR FAMILIES AND SOCIAL SERVICES
MEMBER FOR BARTON

 

STATEMENT ON MARRICKVILLE GOLF COURSE

 

Labor opposes cutting Marrickville Golf Course in half.

 

The plan of management proposed today by the Inner West Council Planning Department fails to acknowledge the most important issue – our residents.

 

Marrickville Golf Club is the custodian of one of the most affordable and accessible 18 hole golf courses in Australia.

 

It is used by the local community by golfers, dog walkers, pedestrians and bio-diversity volunteers, alike.

 

For decades the Clubhouse has supported local sporting organisations and local services.  It has been an institution since the 1940s.

 

The health crisis in which we are now living has only reiterated the need for community spirit, open green spaces, and affordable leisure activities.

 

This proposal risks the sustainability of The Marrickville Golf Club and the spirit of the Inner West.