UPDATE: 26 June 2012

Botany Cemetery Trust are making another bid to take over 60% of the Market Gardens.  But questions should be asked about the way they manage the vast property and assets they now control.  These photographs were taken by the Chair of La Perouse Precinct meetings last month.

Note the misleading Headline in the Southern Courier article, copied below.

Historical market gardens to remain  – Southern Courier 19 JUN 12 @ 09:31AM BY STAFF WRITER – LINK to article and comments

THE Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park has released an artist’s impression to show how the Chinese Market Gardens would look if the Botany Cemetery expansion gets the go-ahead.

The proposal is to maintain 40 per cent of the site as working market gardens while opening up the area to the public for the first time with a park-like path and cycleways, restoring a natural creek and enhancing the heritage with Chinese, European and Aboriginal historical monuments.

The plan is with Randwick Council but the final decision rests with the federal government as the site is Crown land.