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<b>LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY</b> - Closed ePetition Details

LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY - Closed ePetition Details

Save the Hurlstone Farm

Petitioner: Miss Sylvia Nanziri | Member: Chanthivong, Anoulack | No. of Signatories: 1,132 | Date closed: 29/12/2020
To the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly, The student body of Hurlstone Agricultural High School (HAHS) is concerned that the future of our school will be jeopardised by the proposed sale of our farm land for residential housing. On Thursday 20th of February we had an information session in which government representatives failed to address our concerns. The most recent announcement regarding the sale of some of our school land claims that Hurlstone will remain an agricultural boarding school, however it only mentions the dairy facility and no other enterprises. HAHS has been an agricultural school for 113 years and while our dairy herd is the oldest Ayrshire herd in Australia, our other enterprises such as pigs and sheep have also been highly successful, winning numerous ribbons in recent years at events such as the Sydney Royal Easter Show. We are asking that all of the agricultural enterprises at Hurlstone be retained at a financially sustainable level. This is important for the success of the school as the farm and the boarding school have gone hand in hand for almost a century and it is not possible for one to continue without the other. A fully-functioning farm and working dairy enables students to gain a quality agricultural education and continue the proud Hurlstone tradition at Glenfield. Please help us save the Hurlstone Farm from development.