“After hearing the debate in Council I am now convinced that the community is right in taking on the might of the big corporation The Cemetery Trust. This David versus Goliath struggle may not be of Biblical proportions but certainly of great significance because it’s all about community rights and the right of and individual to live in peace and harmony with his environment. The market gardens are a wonderful opportunity for the community to see at first hand how crops are grown and the initiative and drive that is necessary to get a successful harvest.
… It became obvious to a neutral observer that here was a small group of wealthy individuals using their financial and political muscle not for good but to trample on the rights of a lowly farmer and his small community. History and Heritage played little part in their commercial world.
This is not the only land left in Sydney for burial, there are alternative sites. What about the local rate payers, do our opinions not matter, are we not the custodians of history and heritage so we can pass it on to the next generation. We locals love the eco-friendly natural farming methods practiced at the La Perouse Chinese Market Gardens, not only are they educational but remind us a glorious past when big,bigger biggest mattered little. “ Noel D’Souza