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Monday, 21 January 2019

Save Macquarie Ice Rink campaign

update from the rink for the next stage of the campaign

Dear members

Yesterday was the first of three planned community consultations AMP  
will hold at the Macquarie Centre.

The next community consultations will be:

Monday, 21 Jan    11 am - 2 pm
Thursday, 24 Jan    5 pm - 8 pm

The location of the next session held on Monday was changed  
to level 3, close to the Boost Juice store. It might change  
again. If you get there and find it has changed again, please let us  
know and we will update the page.

Please could we have as many people as possible attend one or both of  
the remaining sessions.

When you go, a couple of points to note:

1. Speak directly to an AMP representative:

Try to ensure that you speak directly to an AMP representative.  They  
can be identified by name tags.

AMP have employed a consulting company (Elton Consulting), and so many  
Elton consulting people are crawling around pretending to be  
interested in hearing our comments and handing out forms, on which to  
write comments.

The rink has talked to the Elton Consulting reps, asking what will  
happen with the comments we give verbally or in writing  on their  
handed-out forms; Answer: "We [Elton consulting] will log them into  
our system and then distil the main sentiment from the comments."

In other words, if you speak to an Elton Consulting rep, your comments  
will not reach AMP.

If you write on the forms at one of the 3 above mentioned community  
consultations at Macquarie, then before you hand the form in, take a  
photo of your form and at home write it out on computer and send it to  
AMP directly, otherwise your points will only be heard as part of a  
summarised overview.

email for AMP:  hello@macquariecentreredevelopment.com.au

attention:  Mark Kirkland, Managing Director AMP Capital Shopping Centres

subject line: Macquarie Ice Rink Demolition.


2. Write directly to AMP:

The development application to the council is halted at the moment.  
The rink has advised us that submissions to the council are therefore  
NOT effective yet, as the council cannot make any decisions about a  
halted application.  Instead, right now we need to write directly to  
AMP and let them hear our concerns. AMP are the only ones who can  
actually change the plans.

It doesn’t need to be long, it doesn’t need to be perfect grammar or  
perfect English. We just have to be MANY, who are writing.

email for AMP:  hello@macquariecentreredevelopment.com.au

attention:  Mark Kirkland, Managing Director AMP Capital Shopping Centres

subject line: Macquarie Ice Rink Demolition.

Thank you everyone for your support.

Regards
MISC Committee
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