elStado wrote:..I work in the city as well, about 100m away from the foreshore area. I never use it because it is flat, barren and boring. Sure there's the occasional event held on it and the occasional worker laying on the grass, but IMO, it is a waste of space considering the potential it has due to it's size, shape, proximity etc to the city centre. I can't name any other decent city where they have ~40ha of prime empty space sitting smack bang on the city foreshore that is only used by a small amount of people and events during certain months of the year... it's a joke. I am all for keeping passive/active open green spaces for people to have lunch, kick a ball, relax, have a concert etc, but you don't need 40ha to do that.
Some of us remember the annual fly in of small aircraft, an event that had to be cancelled once the Bell Tower was built, a fine example of the unintended consequences of thoughtless development.
Langley Park is an immense asset to the City, most other major cities around the world would love to have an emergency airstrip in the heart of the city.
If it were ever "developed" then it would never be possible to have this amenity again, once it is gone it is gone forever; a major loss to the public to enable a few developers to pocket some handsome profits.