Melaleucas To Stay

Council has released an updated map for the proposed new parkland at the Lake, which shows that 8 Melaleuca trees originally identified for removal will now be retained.

Council has engaged a consultant team to undertake studies to support a Development Application for the proposed Lake Ainsworth foreshore works.

They state that, ‘The preliminary recommendations from Council’s ecologist and Draft Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessment was to retain the Melaleuca trees along the Lake and foreshore area.

The previous version of the design included removal of 8 trees that have been heavily pruned by essential energy to maintain clearance to high voltage electrical conductors.

‘The removal of the trees opened up more green space along the lake foreshore, however we considered the recommendations of our consultants and the views of the wider community to realign the path slightly and made changes to the layout of proposed seating,’ Council staff said.

This enables the retention of all the Melaleuca trees.’

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