The sad story regarding the removal of trees and disruption to local amenity for residents near Currey Park continues. Westfield have now made another application to remove more trees and disrupt the park more (and for longer).
Please consider letting Council know what you think about this matter. Refer details below:
STOP THE AXING OF MORE TREES IN OUR LOCAL PARK
We are asking all neighbours to please assist in preventing the further destruction of trees in Chatswood’s Currey Park.
The park has already suffered the loss of green space and more than 10 trees, including magnificent and irreplaceable 40 foot Gum Trees.
Disappointingly, Westfield has been granted permission by Willoughby Council to access community land and to use the park as a private construction zone for modifications to their Car Park, including the addition of extra car spaces.
Now Westfield (through their parent company Scentre Group) have lodged a modification of their development application, seeking permission to axe even more mature trees.
These trees are located in the walkway area leading from Devonshire Street to the Park – right next to the Day Care Centre. This will bring the number of trees destroyed in the park to over 25.
This current application modification from Westfield – which we are requesting Council not to approve – would permit these trees to be felled in order to allow construction vehicles and heavy machinery (trucks, crane, forklifts, cement trucks, etc) access to and from the park for a period of 4 to 6 months.
Say NO to further long term damage to this valuable green space and home to birds and native wildlife.
Please take a few minutes to lodge an objection to the proposed development application.
To object you can simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org quoting DA-2014/273/B with your comments
visit www.willoughby.nsw.gov.au and click on Development Enquiry.
Select Development Applications, click next
And in the box that opens enter Albert Avenue (in the street name and street type areas) and Chatswood (in the suburb box)
Click Search and under Application Number click on DA-2014/273/B (Car Park Albert Avenue Chatswood).
This will open the Application Details page where you can click Email a Submission at bottom of page and send your comments.
Enter DA-2014/273/B in the subject area.
If you prefer, you can write to Willoughby Council at PO Box 57 CHATSWOOD NSW 2057 quoting DA-2014/273/B
Submissions close October 14.
Thank You for helping prevent further loss and damage to our valuable public parkland by saying NO to Westfield’s latest development application modification.
From: Save Currey Park Trees Community Group – 0419 257 240