At the proposed redevelopment at Goodwin Village in Ainslie, 107 significant trees have been identified.
46% of all significant trees will be removed, another 38% will be damaged by development activity. How does this equate with Stanhope’s new tree protection legislation?
On 20 September 2005 the Chief Minister John Stanhope outlined New Laws to Protect Canberra’s Trees:
â€œGenerations of Canberrans have planted and nurtured the beautiful trees that distinguish our city â€¦
â€¢ Tree Management Precincts will protect areas which have high development pressure and high heritage value… Trees within Tree Management Precincts which meet certain criteria â€“ for example being 12 metres tall or taller â€“ will be protected treesâ€.
At the proposed redevelopment at Goodwin Village in Ainslie
107 significant trees have been identified (ACTPLA definition of significant). The plans detail that
46% of all significant trees will be removed
38% will be damaged by development activity [root damage etc]
Of 16% that will not be affected most are on the nature strip. [DA submission dated 24 June 2005]
Simon Corbell thinks this is OK!