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No compromise on trees

No compromise on trees Council has been joined by residents in the fight to save more than 180 trees set to face the chop so a new bus service can be introduced in Canterbury-Bankstown. No No compromise on trees Council has been joined by residents in the fight to save more than 180 trees set to face the chop so a new bus service can be introduced in Canterbury-Bankstown.  
Tree Removal

​Council has been joined by residents in the fight to save more than 180 trees set to face the chop so a new bus service can be introduced in Canterbury-Bankstown.

The Roads and Maritime Service (RMS) is scheduled to prune the trees to allow a new double decker bus service to operate throughout Canterbury-Bankstown, along bus route M92.

"While we support efforts to improve transport services for local residents, it shouldn’t come at what will be an ongoing cost to our ratepayers," Mr Colley said.

"The proposed tree pruning work will result in a number of trees being potentially left structurally unsound and leave us with significant future maintenance issues and costs.

"Council officers have been working with RMS, and its contractor, over the past four months to try and achieve a more amicable outcome with minimal success. We suggested 50 trees should actually be removed and replaced but, while RMS has agreed with that approach in 19 spots, it has refused to do so in a further 31."

The news comes on the back of Council’s ongoing battle with Ausgrid which severely prunes trees as part of its powerline clearance program.

Padstow resident, Darryll Farrawell, is furious about the latest situation.

"Not again. Our trees are butchered, and butchered, time and time again, leaving virtually nothing on the street and everything left hanging over our properties," Mr Farrawell said.

"I’d much rather have them come in, take the trees out and plant others better suited."

Mr Colley said he had personally taken the matter up directly with the NSW Government, through Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight, Melinda Pavey, but, to date, had not received a reply.

"It’s disappointing and frustrating that most of our concerns or ideas have not been taken on board, and now we’ve been told work is scheduled to start as soon as this week," Mr Colley said.


 4/04/2017 2:06 PM