The Greens are committed to do everything possible to protect the Australian Technology Park and Eveleigh Carriageworks precinct. We recognise the importance of these sites and the need to preserve our heritage, living history, innovation and inner-city green space.
We’re standing with community groups like REDWatch, the Alexandria Residents Action Group, and the Friends of Erskineville to show our opposition to the privatisation of these valuable public assets.
Greens MP for Newtown Jenny Leong spoke on the history and significance of the Australian Technology Park site in Parliament yesterday. She said:
“The Australian Technology Park was once the site of Australia's largest industrial complex, the Eveleigh Railway Workshops. The site has been recognised both nationally and internationally for its heritage significance. The site is equally important for its social and industrial history, being the site of important struggles for historic working conditions including work-free weekends, amenities and fair pay. The Greens have strongly objected to the idea of privatising this site since it was first announced and we will continue to do whatever is possible to ensure that this important heritage site is preserved and remains accessible to the local community.”
Watch Jenny’s speech below or read the full transript in Hansard here.