Contact Council and Government Decision-Makers
It's important decision-makers know our community is aware of the lack of transparency and consultation on this $7m project. Find contacts and key messages to assist with drafting emails or making calls.
Showing you understand your right to use Moreland's green recreation spaces (regardless of your fitness or interests) will make a difference in the fight to keep them accessible for everyone.
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Make sure everyone knows what is happening to Moreland's green spaces without consultation. The council plans to install many more synthetic sport pitches.
Spread the Word
Many of the local community don't know the Hosken synthetic pitch installation is scheduled to happen in Jan 2021. To save the grass oval and shared space we need to make sure everyone knows about it. Here is how you can spread the word:
Make a Sign
Make a sign to let people know what is going on. Make sure you add this savehoskenreserve.com and the Facebook group 'Keep Hosken Reserve Accessible for all'
Put up Green Ribbons
To create a visual representation of how much we love the grass at Hosken Reserve, tie a green ribbon or green fabric around a tree in your yard or on your fence.
Sign the Petition
Moreland has the third lowest open space per person in Melbourne and sports fields make up 1/3 of its open space. Let councillors know its reserves must be accessible to all types of users.
Vote to Save Hosken
The following candidates pledged in 2020 to stop the synthetic pitch project and to vote for genuine consultation on the future design of Hosken Reserve. However council has since ignored recommendations of consultant reports in draft plans, electing to convert nearly all of the reserve's open space to soccer pitches, with plans to stage NPL double headers