Park doesn’t cut it


Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS - Jil­lian Mc­Kee

RES­I­DENTS have ex­pressed con­cern af­ter a num­ber of parks and re­serves in the Mt Druitt area have be­come over­grown, pro­vid­ing a safe haven for snakes.

The park in Idriess Cres at Black­ett is among the worst in the area, with grass reach­ing al­most a me­tre high and rub­bish be­ing dumped across the park.

John Fyfe has lived in the area for 28 years and said it was the worst it had ever been.

“It is the worst I have ever seen it – peo­ple are now dump­ing rub­bish in there,” Mr Fyfe said.

“I wouldn’t be sur­prised if there were snakes in there – the whole park is just un­us­able at the mo­ment,’”

“All our neigh­bours have kids that could be us­ing the park but in­stead have to play on the road and it is dan­ger­ous.

“It is not just the park here – I have seen parks all around the area like it in­clud­ing me­dian strips on Carlisle Ave.”

He­len Smith, of Minch­in­bury, agreed the parks had be­come out of con­trol.

“I live across the road from (Ever­ton Park) and I can no longer play with my 18-month-old son due to the grass be­ing taller than he is,” she said. “The grass has been like this well be­fore Christ­mas. I emailed Black­town Coun­cil but noth­ing was done un­til last week.”

The Stan­dard also re­ceived com­plaints about over­grown grass in Lux­ford Rd, Mt Druitt, Cob­bler Cres, Minch­in­bury, and Noumea St, Shalvey.


Brothers David and John Fyfe are fed up with the state of the park in Idriess Cres, Black­ett.

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