The Western Bushland section of Malabar Headland (Lot 102) was transferred from the Commonwealth Government to the New South Wales Government for use as a National Park in a brief ceremony at Maroubra Surf Life Saving Club on Friday 2 March 2012.
The transfer was reported in the media:
Malabar Headland becomes national parkland
Malabar Headland becomes national park
Malabar headland national park land handover
Statement regarding the transfer by Special Minister of State Gary Gray.
Peter Fagan said:
Some reactions to the handover from Friends and former Friends, received in email:
TO ALL THE COMMITTEE of FRIENDS OF MALABAR HEADLAND,
Thank you…………without your persistent dedication, hard work all these years this would never have been possible.
We Thank You – We Thank You.
Tom & Norma
To all the Friends,
How excited you must be.
To those who did the years of hard dedicated work; the meetings, the stalls , the lobbying, the time away from family, remember that politicans can only stand in your shadows. Handover day belongs to you and the earth.
A big thank you and best wishes always
Peter Fagan said:
Reaction from Paul Chatterton (former FoMH Co-chair):
A very warm congratulations!! This is really excellent news. I am sure Malabar Headland will become one of the most important parks in the city and change the face of Maroubra. Please pass on my regards to the whole team that has worked so hard for so long to achieve this goal. Well done everyone. Let’s hope the government move quickly now on the central section.
Peter F said:
Geoff W wrote:
A big thanks back at FoMH ! without the long term involvement of you
guys and your consistent participation and contributions who knows how
long it will be before the headland is returned to the people of NSW.