PUBLIC land at Constitution Hill has been saved — for now.
Sydney Water had planned to sell the historical piece of land at Caloola Road Reserve for low-density residential development.
But last week it announced it would put the sale on hold while it explored further options for the site, sparking a sigh of relief among the community.
“Not only is this historically significant park important to Australians but to the Irish in our nations colonial beginnings,” Ms Meade said.
“With our society leading increasingly sedentary lifestyles, open parkland and green space is vital, not only for physical but mental health of the community — once its gone its gone.”
Parramatta Lord Mayor Paul Garrard said the site was of vital importance to the city and nation’s heritage.