Wednesday, 14 April 2021

Eastlakes Reserve renamed to the Jack Mundy Reserve

With the passing of that great Australian hero Jack Mundey last year Bayside Council graciously accepted my suggestion to rename Easetlakes Reserve in his honour.

Had it not been for Jack and his leadership, and the Buildings Labourers Federation placing a "Green Ban" on that area there would be a mass of apartment buildings rather than a park. It would be difficult to imagine Eastlakes without Eastlakes Reserve.

I had the great honour of talking with Judy Mundey, Jacks wife, about the "Green Bans" that rescued so much of Sydney's heritage and environment including Eastlakes Reserve. Her recollection of this pivotal time in our local history is fascinating. Have a listen.

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