Attend a rally, Adopt a tree- Save Glenside Hospital trees
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As part of the redevelopment of the former Glenside Hospital site, developer Cedar Woods has lodged a development application to remove 83 significant and registered trees from the site. This proposal flies in the face of assurances made at the time of the announcement of the development in July last year when Minister Stephen Mullighan highlighted the importance of maintaining the significant trees on the site.
This application is proposed to ‘prepare the site’ for the housing development even before final plans have been lodged. It is an unnecessary and pre-emptive step to destroy an important and much valued feature of the site before any final approvals have been given.
Public concern about the proposal to clear the site has grown since an initial public meeting was held in January. Some of the largest trees planned for destruction have been tied with yellow ribbons so you can see what is at risk.
But time is short. The Development Assessment Commission meets soon to determine the fate of the trees.
This Saturday, a public rally at the Glenside site will call for a halt to this proposal and for a proper proposal to incorporate the trees before the development is allowed to proceed.
You can show your support by attending the rally on Saturday 18 February at 11am.
We need your help to make sure the Glenside site is not turned into a vacant building site and the trees are lost forever.