Hindu Temple, 1 Temple Road, Helensburgh NSW 2508

Place of public worship - alterations and additions to Hindu temple Modification A - removal of additional trees

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We found this application for you on the planning authority's website 2 months ago. It was received by them 12 days earlier.

(Source: Wollongong City Council, reference DA-2017/241/A)

6 Comments

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  1. Natasha Watson commented

    The temple site has already had too many trees removed over the years. The triangular area of Temple Rd, Walker St and Lawrence Hargrave Drive, is still an integral section of the wildlife habitat corridor between the South Garrwarra bushland & Gills Creek to the bushland of the Sydney Water catchment. Our native bird life and gliders require connecting canopy . Over the years the temple owners have chipped away at all the remnant bushland gradually making it an ugly and barren site around the temple. They should planting more trees instead, even say Western Red Cedar, native to the Illawarra, deciduous and lower fire danger

  2. Alan Bond commented

    I have to agree with Natasha Watson. There has been disregard for the acknowledged wildlife between the Australia National Heritage Listed Area of the Garawarra State Conservation Area, Kellys Falls Section virtually adjacent to this site. To clear native trees to make way for the apparent expansion of the approved footprint is to drain the life blood canopy for our Australian wildlife which would appear to go against the teachings of the Temple itself. I strongly object to this proposal.

  3. Karen McDougall commented

    I agree with Natasha Watson and Alan Bond - The temple site has already had too many trees removed over the years. The triangular area of Temple Rd, Walker St and Lawrence Hargrave Drive, is still an integral section of the wildlife habitat corridor between the South Garrwarra bushland & Gills Creek to the bushland of the Sydney Water catchment. Our native bird life and gliders require connecting canopy. Over the years the temple owners have chipped away at all the remnant bushland gradually making it an ugly and barren site around the temple. They should planting more trees instead, even say Western Red Cedar, native to the Illawarra, deciduous and lower fire danger.
    I strongly object to this proposal.

  4. Ingrid Gurney commented

    I agree with the comments of Natasha Watson, Alan Bond,and Karen McDougall,
    There has been disappointing disregard for the acknowledged wildlife within the Australia National Heritage Listed Area of the Garrawarra State Conservation Area, with Kellys Falls Section virtually adjacent to this site. The triangular area of Temple Rd, Walker St and Lawrence Hargrave Drive, is still an integral section of the wildlife habitat corridor between the South Garrawarra bushland & Gills Creek to the bushland of the Sydney Water catchment. Our native bird life and gliders require a connecting canopy.
    Over the years the temple owners have chipped away at all the remnant bushland gradually making it an ugly and barren site around the temple.
    To clear native trees to make way for the apparent expansion of the approved footprint is to drain the life blood canopy for our Australian wildlife which would appear to go against the teachings of the Temple itself.
    I strongly object to this proposal.

  5. Debby Avis commented

    The parking lot is an eyesore. Clearing more trees should not be allowed as it is a wildlife corridor.

  6. Katherine Simms commented

    I am unable to open the website that has further explanation about the proposed development and can not give a fully informed response.
    The temple is an interesting cultural icon in Helensburgh and I like it being there and enjoy their festivals. However, I do not believe the removal of more trees from this site is warranted. The building is greatly enhanced by the prescence of this vegetation. Furthermore, we must be mindful of the wildlife that inhabit this area. The many birds, possums, lizards, snakes and insects that reside here are dependent on a healthy and abundant corridors of forest. I think the site is in need of more vegetation - not less - especially shrubs for the ground dwelling birds and animals.
    I would oppose any further reduction in vegetation on this site.

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