It was recently announced that the old school site that runs along Mann Street between Georgiana Terrace and Vaughan Avenue will be host to a new development for the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).
The Gosford primary (old school) site has been sold by State government to a Canberra developer who will lease back the building to tax office for 10 years then do as he wishes. The land has been vacant this year after demolition of the old school was completed. Community discussion has been very heated on the decision as the land overlooks the beautiful Brisbane Waters and that the area should be kept for public use.
To add to the blow, Gosford council is still pushing to build the Performing Arts Centre on the Rotary Park site that would require the removal of a great deal of land from the Memorial park above causing the Anzac ceremonies that are are already overflowing from the park to have even less room.
It has been suggested that the ATO building would be better located on one of the disused blocks of land such as the old Froggy’s or Brisbane Waters County Council building in Mann Street or the council owned Marketplace building or land behind Kibble park.
A community protest will be held at The Leagues Club Field between 8:30 – 9:30 on Saturday 3rd October 2015