A proposal has been put to the Bunbury City Council to sell off Payne Park for housing and use the funds to develop a new multi-sports facility at Hay Park and to improve other sports facilities in Bunbury.

There has been no community consultation about this proposal, which amounts to the privatization of one of Bunbury’s prized areas of open space.

No community asset should ever be sold without rigorous community consultation.

WA Labor Candidate Don Punch will not support the sale of community parks without full public consultation and endorsement, and an agreed plan for both park and sports facilities that will meet the City’s future needs.

If you want to protect Payne Park and ensure there is full community consultation before any decision is made about its future, sign the petition below.