IN RELATION TO THE STORY BELOW, WESTFIELD WITHDREW ITS DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE LOCAL RESIDENTS WHO LOBBIED SO HARD. IT PROVES A FEW PEOPLE CAN AFFECT CHANGE.
A nearby resident who has been spearheading the campaign to save community land and trees provides the following update:
“At the very last minute at Willoughby Council’s meeting on Monday night (Oct 26 2015), Westfield withdrew their DA modification to axe a further 15 trees in Currey Park.
This was supposedly to allow them access of heavy vehicles through the park.
We had always maintained they could find a less invasive means of access and , suddenly, it appears they have.
On Wednesday (28/10) morning the Devonshire Street access ramp to the car park was closed and being used for a concrete pour.
We are by no means convinced the fight is over. However Westfield’s withdrawal of the DA modification indicates that they were finally feeling the pressure of growing community anger.
Thanks to everyone who took the time to make a submission and/or sign the petition. In all there were a combined 200 signatories/submissions. A special thanks to Lynne Saville and Terry Fogarty for their wonderful support and unwavering commitment.”