What’s it to you?
Today Ballarat East witnessed the most extreme environmental vandalism. And here it is for you in all its glory.
These trees, once visible across, Canadian Valley, were protected from the developer according to their permit approval… and yet here they go…
And down they went… how do we replace protect 100 year old Eucalypts? Fine the developer and have them replant (replace with what, a seedling?). We have names, numbers and license plates so we know who did it, and we will support the Enforcement Officer Neesa Moyle to ensure they are prosecuted…. Please call her on 5320 5500 to let her know how you feel.
In the meantime? Developers please take note your rogue actions will NOT be tolerated, we are onto you…
and here it is going down… Richard Pegg saw the whole thing, here is what he had to say:
I just wanted to alert the network of this, have posted the same on the 213 Fussell St. page.
The two significant trees that we were all watching in Stockade street are there no more, cut down at lunch time today (05.04.12) in time for us to all go on our Easter break and forget about it.
I believe I have the last photo of the larger one, I was too late for the other one. When I asked one of the workers (?) if in fact they were cutting down the second one his response was “What is it to you mate?!” I thought they had some protection? Apparently not.
On rereading some of the posts there are references to having “larger” blocks on the front of the development thus preserving the character of the area, then they do this?
Please note these trees were in fact protected – don’t allow people with “official looking business” to fob you off – tell them to wait until you can confirm the issue with council enforcement officer.
Click on the images below for a better look at such abhorrent disregard for the environment, the community who enjoyed these trees and the loss of the residents who will move into this development called “Vue” – what bloody view?