Peace Park development
A community protest was held on 30 May 2022 to protest the development of a parcel of land adjacent to Peace Park. The event included guest speakers and was attended by local politicians.
30 Trevenar Street Ashbury is a rectangular parcel of land, of 6,688 sq metres located in the bottom south-west section of Peace Park. The parcel of land was originally owned by the state government, but was given to Ausgrid. When Ausgrid decided to sell the parcel of land Canterbury Council made recommendations that the land be rezoned to open space.
The land is currently zoned R2 Residential, but both the former owners and real estate agent had been informed that the local council intended to rezone it to RE1 Public Recreation.
The land was sold to a property developer.
Click to view the Protect Our Peace Park website
Canterbury racecourse redevelopment
A number of community groups have emerged to communicate community concerns regarding the development of Canterbury Racecourse. These include:
Canterbury Racecourse Action Group
Canterbury Racecourse Action Group - submission to Parliament
SydbankAlliance - The battle to save Canterbury Racecourse as open space
Canterbury Park Racecourse - Jo Haylen MP
Chubb and Tyres4U redevelopment
The Ashbury Community Group was formed in 2015 as a way for local residents to engage with council regarding the Chubb and Tyres4U site rezoning. The group conducted door knocking, hosted regular community meetings, met with council and disseminated information to the community.
Click to view the Ashbury Community Group website.
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