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Like our community, Centennial Parklands has grown and changed, but welcomes everyone who respects and cares for it. Members of the Centennial Parklands Foundation are people who love Centennial Parklands and want to see them cared for and enjoyed by generations to come.
Centennial Park has been a popular destination for the whole community since Sir Henry Parkes opened the "people's park" to the public in 1888. From that time Centennial Parklands (Centennial Park, Moore Park and Queens Park) has grown to encompass more than 360 hectares in the heart of a growing metropolis providing current and future generations room to move, fresh air to breathe and a space to play.
Members of the Foundation play an important role in ensuring this happens.
The Membership program broadens the resources and capacity of the Foundation to directly support environmental and educational projects across the Parklands which would not ordinarily be achieved. Every year Membership fees go directly towards delivering a specific environmental or educational project.
2011-12 fees at work
In 2011-12, Membership fees will go directly towards reducing our carbon footprint. Working with the University of New South Wales, we will be undertaking an Energy Efficiency Program that aims to save up to 375 tonnes of carbon dioxide entering the atmosphere from Centennial Parklands' operations - this is a 30% total energy saving!
If membership fees raised exceed the required funds to deliver these projects, the Foundation will direct these funds towards the purchase of life-saving defibrillators for installation in the Parklands and in Park Ranger vehicles.
How else do Members help?
Members provide direct financial, physical and networking support for the Parklands. In addition, Members also assist by:
Membership is $52 per year, or $145 for three years. Membership fees are a tax deductible gift to the Centennial Parklands Foundation.
To become a Member of the Centennial Parklands Foundation:
We have received numerous enquiries regarding advocacy on behalf of Centennial Parklands. While the Foundation does not presently have a formal advocacy program, we would like to make you aware of the Centennial Parklands Community Consultative Committee.
This Committee has been established under legislation to provide strategic policy and issue advice to the Centennial Park and Moore Park Trust, who are responsible for management and planning for Centennial Parklands.