City of Sydney Council endorses opposition to greyhound racing

The City of Sydney Council reaffirmed its opposition to greyhound racing on 11 March 2024 when it endorsed a Lord Mayoral Minute tabled by Lord Mayor Clover Moore. 

The minute also urged the NSW Government to return the Wentworth Park parkland to the community. 

The Council resolved that:

(A) Council reaffirm its opposition to the cruel practice of greyhound racing;

(B) Council express disappointment in Minister Kamper and Minister Harris’ comments in Parliament suggesting they are considering reversing the previous commitment to the community to return Wentworth Park to public open space by extending the Greyhound Breeders, Owners and Trainers Association’s lease beyond 2027;

(C) Council note the Lord Mayor recently wrote to the Minister for Lands and Property, Minister for Planning and Public Spaces, and Minister for Gaming and Racing, urging the NSW Government to formally commit to removing greyhound racing from Wentworth Park;

(D) Council note the community-led petition calling for a stop to the NSW Government’s plan to keep greyhound racing in Wentworth Park, endorse its promotion through the City’s various communication channels and encourage the community to write to the NSW Government urging Wentworth Park to be returned to the community as public open space when the Greyhound Breeders, Owners and Trainers Association’s lease ends in 2027;

(E) Council endorse the requests in the petition by the Animal Justice Party NSW to End the Tragedy at Wentworth Park Greyhound Track; and

(F) the Chief Executive Officer be requested to report back to Council via the CEO Update with the outcomes of the City’s early consultation and progress on the City’s masterplan for a consolidated Wentworth Park when the Greyhound Breeders, Owners and Trainers Association’s lease ends in 2027.


Lord Mayoral Minute: