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May 14, 2021

Who wants trees?

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K Aitchison, Suffolk Park

I am writing this owing to my concern about what’s been happening in Suffolk Park recently. I live on Armstrong Street and the past few months have seen large numbers of trees and small houses demolished in order to build great white monstrosities that reach from border to border of their land to maximise capacity. It seems the gentiles from Sydney and Melbourne are moving in with their massive Range Rovers.

It’s sad to see giant trees cut yet this happened last week when I saw an entire property disappear in a matter of a day or so, including the beautiful large trees. Are there no rules or regulations to protect the character of Suffolk Park?

If things continue this way we will have little nature, and Suffolk will lose its charm as well as the wildlife such as birds, echidnas, snakes, lizards and occasionally a koala (seen next door – no joke!).

The house next door has suddenly had the tenants move out and surveyors have been milling around recently measuring things with no explanation. Our landlord has no idea of what’s happening.

However, I’m of the mind that the bungalow will be demolished to build giant two-storey apartments. Sadly an echidna and carpet snake live there and I know they’ll be demolished too.

Now the bakery is being renovated and the land next to it is for sale. I’m dreading what will be built next – more shops? Huge apartments? What about the trees on that site? Why isn’t Byron being more discerning and preventing the destruction of the local nature and wildlife? We’ll end up looking like Lennox if we aren’t careful!


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  1. yes byron council, what about a .’no net loss of native trees policy (and rule! ) ’ that requires trees to be planted on nature strips to offset the aesthetic and habitat loss ? cant stop the hidoeous white mac’mansions unfortunately -investment by investiment , its goodbye community sad but true.

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