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Centennial Parklands is one of Australia's most popularly visited destinations. It is a haven for people and wildlife alike, and has provided a breathing space for the community for over 120 years.
Beneath the surface that you see, however, belies a deeper challenge. Our trees are dying, our infrastructure and heritage assets are ageing, and our need for community support is greater now than ever before.
If you need a quick reminder about what is at stake, please watch our video:
Centennial Parklands encompasses Centennial Park, Moore Park and Queens Park which covers an area of 360 hectares. This is 20 hectares larger in area than Central Park in New York.
We estimate that the Parklands receives more than 11 million visitations per year (which is likely a conservative estimate).
The Parklands is an asset valued at $790 million and total operating expenditure for the 2010-11 was, for the first time, over $20 million.
Why we are necessary (and increasingly so)...
There is the perception by the community and a majority of visitors to the Parklands that that our operating expenditure is fully covered by the NSW State Government, through the taxes that our visitors pay. But the economic reality is that the Parklands is over 93% self-funded, with the remaining amount coming from the NSW Government and other sources.
The NSW Government does also provide Capital Grants to the Parklands, but with the tight fiscal outlook that most Governments face, this has been trending down for many years.
The Parklands receives the majority of its revenue from Moore Park Golf, licensing and leasing agreements, sports hire and venue hire, but there is an increasing demand on the Foundation to generate revenue to fill the gap.
We would encourage all users of Centennial Parklands to tangibly support the Foundation to ensure that the natural environment provided by this iconic asset continues to be enjoyed now and by future generations.
As always, we need your support. You can support us any number of ways. Visit out How you can help section for information on all of the opportunities available to support your parklands.
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