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The plaque commemorates the introduction of the Callan Park Act.

In 1999 the office of Greens MLC, Lee Rhiannon, drafted the legislation and the community fought long and hard for the political climate in 2002 that allowed the Callan Park Special Provisions Act to be introduced. It stated that Callan Park was protected forever and a day under a Labor Government and that there would be no loss of open space on the site and that heritage buildings, heritage gardens and the foreshore would be preserved. Callan Park was a former psychiatric hospital.


Address:Waterfront Drive, Beside Bay Run, Lilyfield, 2040
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.864663
Long: 151.158488
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Government


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:April-2008
Front Inscription

The Callan Park (Special Provisions) Act 2002 
was won by the local community supported by
Leichhardt Council over many years of campaigning.

This is acknowledged as the Act which makes Callan Park
the most protected piece of public land in NSW. The
Callan Park Bill was consented to on 3 January 2003.

                                    Leichhardt Council, April 2008

Source: MA
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