This statement was issued in the latest RAHS E-News. A number of our members requested that we post it, to alert as many people as possible to this:
Partial Demolition of Lennox Bridge Approved:
On Wednesday 3 October the NSW Heritage Council voted to allow Parramatta City Council to demolish part of the 1830s convict-built Lennox Bridge to provide for two riverbank cycleways.
The Heritage Council still has vacant positions for an historian and a National Trust representative, who might have been able to influence the vote.
To voice your disapproval please email The Honorable Robyn Parker, Minister for Heritage Robyn.Parker@parliament.nsw.gov.au, Heritage Council Chair Professor Lawrence Nield Lawrence.Nield@newcastle.edu.au.
Parramatta City Council has yet to determine the Development Application so you should also contact the Lord Mayor Cr John Chedid firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are seeking your help once again to save an important part of Parramatta, Sydney & Australia's history.
This development application was withdrawn by Parramatta Council the first time they presented it due to the amount of objections it raised by individuals and Family & Local History Groups.
Unfortunately, the council has re-presented the proposal which has now been approved by the NSW Heritage Council - for reasons that are unknown and completely incomprehensible to us.
Please voice your disapproval of this application by emailing the abovementioned authorities.