I was surprised to find out that the trees and grass outside Dickson pool are being demolished for a temporary bitumen carpark.
This is a terrible shame. Once these big trees are gone they will never come back. If the carpark is temporary then why put down bitumen?
The location for this carpark is the corner of the intersection of Cowper and Antill streets. I don’t think this is a good spot for safety reasons, and is too far from the shops to be much use to shoppers anyway. Meanwhile the former TAB site sits there fenced off doing nothing,
The consultation for this carpark installation is already over. I didn’t notice the little development sign as I drive past that area in Winter. I feel it is a bit unfair to have run this consultation during Winter when the spot is deserted, as opposed to Summer when it busy.
Cutting down trees that took decades to grow seems wasteful for a temporary reason.