National Parks plans to give six historic buildings stretching across Sydney's South Head to a single commercial operator for two function centres, running seven day a week. The lease will run for 40 YEARS
Six historic buildings in South Head National Park will be given to commercial functions operator the Dockside Group until 2060
Stretching from Camp Cove beach to the Gap, the Gap Bluff development will cater for more than 400 guests daily, with functions running in two venues from 8:30 until midnight, seven days a week
Why We Need to Stop it?
This National Park is enjoyed by thousands of Australian and international visitors each day. This plan gives priority to commercial activities over public access
Visitors come from everywhere to enjoy the walking trails with stunning harbour views, abundant natural beauty and tranquil surroundings. Under this plan, walking tracks will be come parking lots, views will be blocked by vehicles and parties, public access to this precious parkland will be restricted
Increased traffic and parked cars on South Head will not only block public access to the National Park, they pose a serious risk to public visitor safety. Walkers and cars do not mix
Extra traffic entering the venue and in the already gridlocked local streets, will impede emergency vehicle access to The Gap, HMAS Watson Navy base and Camp Cove beach
Despite the potential of these venues to bring 3000 extra people into the National Park each week, there is no plan from the developers or Government to increase public transport, policing, noise control or security for the Navy base
Cottages on Camp Cove beach and Gap Bluff, previously available to all Australians as holiday rentals, will now be prioritised for private party guests
Keep National Park for People - NOT private parties
How can you help stop this?
#SaveSouthHead National Park by lodging an objection to the Office of Environment & Heritage before September 6.