Community rallies to save Macquarie Centre’s ice rink from demolition
Macquarie Centre’s Olympic-sized ice rink has been saved, with AMP Capital committing to keeping the rink regardless of any future development.
Members of the community have been campaigning to save the rink after plans were revealed to demolish it during the first stage of a partial re-development.
City of Ryde Mayor Jarome Laxale tells Ben Fordham it’s a win for people power.
“It’s been a real community effort.
“Thank you to over 50,000 people who signed the petition; thank you to those who turned up to the council meeting.
“And kudos to (AMP) for listening. A lot of companies are tone-deaf to the community.”
🚨 BREAKING 🚨 AMP has committed to building an olympic size rink!
This is a huge win for our community, who have been fighting hard to save our ice rink.
There is still a lot of work to do, and the State Government’s 37 storey zoning remains, however this is a great first step pic.twitter.com/9l3dKOeR37
— Jerome Laxale (@jeromelaxale) February 1, 2019
We’ve acknowledged the concerns raised by Mayor Jerome Laxale on behalf of his constituents. As a result we’re announcing the Macquarie Centre’s future will include an Olympic-sized ice rink. https://t.co/FI6Ex85BYR
— AMP Capital (@AMPCapital) February 1, 2019
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