Yesterday the Greens celebrated getting a motion up to protect Yellow Box / Red Gum Grassy Woodlands:
The Greens motion called on the Government to:
• Ensure a full assessment of the environmental values of Throsby;
• Refer Throsby for assessment under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act;
• Create a vegetation and biodiversity overlay for planning GIS maps; and
• Ensure that fire asset protection zones fall outside of environmentally sensitive areas
Today Liberal Leader Zed Seselja is not impressed:
“Stopping any development at Throsby will add to the cost of land in Canberra, push up rents, and frustrate plans for a Catholic high school in the area.
“There would also be question marks over future road duplications such as Horse Park Drive.
“This dangerous approach from the Greens with some support from the Labor Party will bring back memories of the way the people of Gungahlin have been treated in waiting for the GDE to be built for the past decade.
“Make no mistake, today marks the beginning of further efforts by the Greens/Labor alliance to stifle the legitimate growth and development of Gungahlin,” Mr Seselja concluded.
Stifle Gungahlin you say?
UPDATE: There’s now a Save Throsby website.