Jinesh Attard, Suffolk Park
Many in the local community of hillside Suffolk Park have come to understand the impact the pump track will have on our neighbourhood. From increased traffic from outside the area, to destruction of our green space, to a possible, but likely, increase in anti-social behaviour, noise, extra pollution, plus the impact of many more people accessing our quiet neighbourhood.
I don’t oppose a pump track per se; but I do oppose it in this residential area where the track will be surrounded by homes. The Cavanbah Centre was built for these sorts of amenities and the pump track should be located there.
We have an opportunity to create a beautiful inclusive park that would incorporate the community gardens, plus we could plant koala trees and have an area where families and friends can gather for a barbecue or do yoga, read, or a have space just to hang out.
This area is an extension of the forest that surrounds this area – we even have a Suffolk Park sculpture walk featuring some of our local artists. This should be an area that brings all the community together rather than just having a facility that focuses solely on one demographic.