Copy of the Chelsworth Petition

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Petition to CEO and Councillors of Banyule City Council

Postal Address

275 Upper Heidelberg Rd Ivanhoe VIC 3079

Office of the CEO

Fax No: +613 9499 9475

Phone  (03) 9490 4222




Name and address of principal petitioner:


Robyn Roberts


53 Waterdale Rd Ivanhoe Vic 3079

Postal Address


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We the undersigned:

Residents of Banyule City Council request that: Banyule City Council and its Parks and Recreation staff  to :

Announce a well notified Public Meeting chaired by Mr Sauro Antonelli , Director of Community Programs, assisted  other Council Parks and Recreation staff involved with the Councils lease of Chelsworth Park  - to explain and discuss the Chelsworth Park Tennis Club lease and the new proposed Ivanhoe Grammar School overall lease of Chelsworth Park  - with all community stakeholders invited by letter( including current occupiers and users – such as Eaglemont Scouts, the several local Cricket and Football clubs, East Ivanhoe Primary School, IGS and any other historical users such as the Yarra Valley Hockey Club, and any prospective users ( ie all sporting clubs the council has registered locally invited )-  as well as the general community of Banyule living in the area of Ivanhoe, East Ivanhoe and Eaglemont    

This information and discussion meeting should occur before Council further engages with the community to draw up a lease arrangement for Chelsworth Park that :

  1.  suits the local community and user groups
  2. recognises the strong attachment the community feel  to retaining Chelsworth as recognisably PUBLIC LAND
  3. recognises the heritage, environmental and  cultural significance of the land
  4. provides an independent but community accountable body to arrange bookings for the Park
  5. provides for Council to continue to control the leasing of the park in a meaningful way and to manage bookings for existing users rather than hand over management of bookings to IGS
  6. regularly audits and makes known amenity impacts on the community of the Ivanhoe Grammar School and other users use of the Park

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05.08 | 13:19

I have heard it is closely and extensively guarded by security guards - I have seen them nearby - but have not spoken to them myself- ED

05.08 | 13:05

Has anyone else been told by security to stop using south grounds / main oval recently. It was previously available to local residents before fences went up?

06.07 | 16:32

HI Jess / sorry for my late reply: Indigenous history is a bit guarded -as sites could be damaged if they were published. Call me 0427949951 for some tips.

31.05 | 15:24

Hi there, I was wondering if, beyond the scouts history, there is any information about the indigenous use/history of Wilson Reserve. Would love to know more.

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