Stop the Chop: update

Some good news

so why on earth do we do this?

10/50 code action in Hunters Hill

Lane Cove image: bugs.bio.usyd.ed.au

Lane Cove image: bugs.bio.usyd.ed.au

Lane Cove Council has had a big win for trees in their area.  Under the 10/50 Code the owners of nearly 90% of Lane Cove properties could cut down trees within 10 metres of their house without council permission.  Huge numbers of trees that presented no bushfire risk have been cut down.  Hunters Hill and other council areas have similar problems.  Lane Cove Council’s bushfire manager worked closely with the Rural Fire Service so now 90% of Lane Cove bushland reserves are safe from the ravages of the 10/50 Code.

How can we stop further loss of parks, bushland and tree canopies?

State government and councils are responsible for a staggering list of recent losses and CURRENT threats:

  • New crown land laws will make it easier to sell off or lease open space
  • Tree mutilation by Ausgrid
  • West Connex taking inner west parkland and chainsawing trees
  • Southeast light rail route destroying mature fig trees on Anzac Pde and Alison Rd.  Another 700 trees are at risk
  • Proposed land clearing laws will allow more bulldozing of remnant urban bushland
  • 16 parks to be sold by Bankstown Council
  • Bushland reserves to be cleared in Manly and Hurstville …

Go to the Total Environment Centre petition to say ENOUGH – we care about this.

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