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Communication fell with trees at Callan Park

By BRIANNAH DEVLIN Residents were appalled and saddened to learn that on the 26th of February, 10 trees were felled at Callan Park’s Glover Street Oval for what the Inner West Council justifies as for “sports fields.” In their 2021 announcements, Inner West Council wrote online that 10 trees were removed from leased land “as […]

WestConnex takes its toll in Annandale

By WENDY BACON WestConnex contractors chopped down scores more trees in Annandale late on Monday night, just hours after residents protested against the destruction of Buruwan Park, which will make way for road widening and a giant overpass across to Rozelle. Since 2016, 8000 trees have been chopped down across Sydney's Inner West by WestConnex, […]

Tree felling falling-out

By ALEC SMART The Greens and several independent councillors on the Inner West Council (IWC) are fuming after a revised plan for tree protection was amended at the last minute and voted into policy. The aggrieved councillors claim they were ‘ambushed’ when it was revealed the amendments, which permit residents to fell trees within three […]

Stumping up for trees

BY ANNA COMINOS The landscape of NSW is about to undergo a radical shift if the Berejiklian Government has its way with NSW legislation changes, which will allow property developers to fast-track land clearing approvals. The current NSW government has a less than impressive environmental record. Many Sydneysiders still remember the reign of Premier Baird's […]

Old trees ripped out over Sydney

BY CHRISTOPHER HARRIS Despite community opposition, the state government lopped down dozens of trees in Randwick to make way for the light rail. This week, trees in Sydney Park in the inner west looks slated for the same fate to make way for the WestConnex project, leading some to wonder if the government hates trees. […]

Residents fight for Erskineville trees

By Georgia Fullerton   Erskineville residents have called on the City of Sydney Council to preserve a number of fig trees that are due to be cut down as part of an Ashmore precinct development plan. According to council’s website, the plan will see “a new residential neighbourhood with local shops, cafes and a small […]

News in brief

Free trees for greener communities The City of Sydney is hoping to inject a sea of green into the landscape by giving away 1000 free trees. “Trees make our streets more beautiful as well as improve air quality and provide habitat for birds and animals,” Lord Mayor Clover Moore said. “We already have around 42,000 […]

Trees uprooted for tram line

City of Sydney Labor councillor Linda Scott has raised concerns over the clearing of 780 trees as part of the CBD and South East Light Rail project. The new tracks will also eliminate around 900 parking spaces between the City and Randwick. “One of my main concerns is the removal of 780 trees along the […]