Mark Wahlberg makes plea to save Moore Park golf course

Mark Wahlberg Pleads to Save Moore Park Golf Course Amid Plans to Halve its Size.

American actor Mark Wahlberg has emerged as an unlikely advocate for Sydney’s Moore Park Golf Club, urging locals to oppose plans that would reduce the historic course from 18 holes to 9. Wahlberg, who is currently in Sydney filming the Amazon crime series “Play Dirty,” took to social media to express his support for preserving the 100-year-old golf club.

Last year, the New South Wales government announced intentions to transform part of the Moore Park Golf Club into a new central park to accommodate the growing population around Green Square, Zetland, and Waterloo.

The move aims to address the increasing density in the area, with the population expected to grow from 30,000 to 80,000 by 2040. Premier Chris Minns defended the decision, emphasizing the need for additional green spaces alongside urban development.

In his video plea, Wahlberg acknowledged his status as a non-citizen but stressed the club’s significance, saying, “It’s been here for over 100 years, giving people hundreds of years of pleasure and joy.” He highlighted the club’s accessibility and the importance of public golf courses like Moore Park that allow people to enjoy outdoor activities with family and friends.

Public submissions on the future of Moore Park Golf Course are open until April 10. While Wahlberg’s involvement has brought renewed attention to the issue, the debate continues between those advocating for more parkland and those fighting to preserve the full 18-hole golf course.

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