Boroondara Council has called on the Minister for Roads and our local members of parliament for support to ensure this land remains as accessible public open space.
The reserve was named in honour of the late Dorothy Rogers on 2 April 1978. Dorothy Rogers was a respected member of the Kew Historical Society and author of Lovely Old Homes of Kew and A History of Kew.
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Concerned residents are strongly encouraged to contact their local member of parliament and/or the Minister for Roads and request the land be preserved as public open space for the benefit of the community.
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Residents concerned about VicRoads' plans attended a ward meeting run by Councillor Phillip in Kew.
"We are calling on the Minister for Roads and our local members for support to ensure this land remains as accessible public space and is not sold off for development," Cr Jim Parke, Mayor of Boroondara said.
"This is public land and should remain so. It is gravely disappointing and incomprehensible that VicRoads is contemplating selling public land, and in the case of the Dorothy Rogers Reserve, public land occupied and maintained by Council under a licence from VicRoads as Dorothy Rogers Reserve, he said.
Studley Park Ward Councillor Phillip Healey encouraged residents to express any concerns they have to the Victorian Government.
Council has written directly to surrounding properties letting them know of VicRoads' plans and encouraging local residents to write to the Minister and local members of parliament requesting the land be preserved as public open space. I ask that other concerned citizens lend their voices to oppose the sale of these two properties, Cr Healey said.