103 Birrell Street Waverley NSW 2024

Prune one (1) Port Jackson Fig at rear of property.

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We found this application for you on the planning authority's website about 1 month ago. It was received by them about 12 hours earlier.

(Source: Waverley Council, reference TPO-200/2021)

8 Comments

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  1. MC commented

    It is important to keep the mature trees like this fig for the mature tree canopy, wildlife habitat and wildlife corridor of this site.
    The fig is part of the War Memorial Hospital (WMH) site which is going to be redeveloped. The community is concerned about the lack of real community consultation from WMH/Uniting about keeping the green mature tree canopy and space which allows the wildlife corridor and habitat to remain, and maintaining a low rise development in keeping with the heritage nature of the area to avoid overshadowing.
    If the tree is going to be lightly pruned that is fine, but if it is severely pruned then one would think it is being used as an excuse to remove it. It takes many years for trees to grow.

  2. Mark commented

    I concur. Let us be honest here. War Memorial Hospital/Uniting (WMHU) is pursuing a ruthless approach to ensuring its “vision for community based services” are approved at the expense of neighbours, traffic and now, flora and fauna eradication under their guise of a “future for Waverley”. Do not in anyway kid yourselves…..they are determined to eradicate the 100+ year old trees on Birrell, Church and Carrington Roads/Streets in their “vision” = income positive focus, for the future. Offering the likes of Daycare/Childcare Services - which are needed in the areas yes, and 5-7 storey monolithic concrete eyesores and at the expense of the eradication of items if of significance - trees well over 100 years old is wrong.

  3. Nicolette Boaz commented

    I respect the opinion of the locals who have their ear to the ground. If they are feeling suspicious of the safety of these trees I support their bid to have these trees well protected and the matter over seen by Council as a matter of importance. Our mature trees are the jewel in the crown of any suburb.

  4. T Craven commented

    I agree with Mark.

    War Memorial Hospital/Uniting (WMHU) is pursuing a ruthless approach to ensuring its “vision for community based services” are approved at the expense of neighbours, traffic and now, flora and fauna eradication under their guise of a “future for Waverley”. Do not in anyway kid yourselves…..they are determined to eradicate the 100+ year old trees on Birrell, Church and Carrington Roads/Streets in their “vision” = income positive focus, for the future. 5-7 story monolithic concrete eyesores and at the expense of the eradication of items if of significance - trees well over 100 years old is wrong.

    PS A relative of mine went to a Uniting Church aged care facility in the eastern suburbs. Was largely self caring when she arrived but only lasted three months. It was appalling care. Lost all respect for the Uniting Church then.

  5. Ana Strophe commented

    Mature trees need protection from development. They provide irreplaceable canopy for wildlife and hugely needed shade. Pruning, if permitted, should be only be light and should be carried out under strict supervision. Too many trees have already been removed or are in danger in this area and we simply can't afford to lose even one more.

  6. J Huber commented

    I agree with the comments of MC Mark Nicolette Biaz T Craven and Ana Strophe. Too many of our mature trees are disappearing or their canopies are being “pruned” so aggressively that they can no longer sustain the current wildlife and birds

  7. desmond commented

    Just an old plumbers opinion on fig trees . They do provide a good habitat and food source for birds they also grow Enormeous with strong invasive roots which block underground drainage and cause damage to drainage pipe work as well as foundations . I believe they are not an appropriate tree to have in a developed area . Best to keep them well pruned or replaced with some other species.

  8. Mark commented

    I concur. Let us be honest here. War Memorial Hospital/Uniting (WMHU) is pursuing a ruthless approach to ensuring its “vision for community based services” are approved at the expense of neighbours, traffic and now, flora and fauna eradication under their guise of a “future for Waverley”. Do not in anyway kid yourselves…..they are determined to eradicate the 100+ year old trees on Birrell, Church and Carrington Roads/Streets in their “vision” = income positive focus, for the future. Offering the likes of Daycare/Childcare Services - which are needed in the areas yes, and 5-7 storey monolithic concrete eyesores and at the expense of the eradication of items if of significance - trees well over 100 years old is wrong.

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