A huge thanks to 200 Flemington, Kensington and Moonee Valley folk for joining the community action on Wednesday 5 February. Here are some beautiful photos taken by Patomporn Ruyun.
The most important action this week will be at 7am Weds morning when we will demonstrate the depth of community support for heritage trees to Metro ahead of their meeting with Moonee Valley Council.
Dear Mayor and Councillors,
I am writing to you ahead of tonight’s Special Council meeting to consider the future of the heritage trees at Newmarket Station.
Newmarket trees FAQ & what you can do to #SaveRed
About 80 people attended the meeting this morning.
Here’s what I, Rose, said at the meeting this morning. Jennie from the Flemington Association and Felicity from the National Trust also spoke. The Mayor and ward councillors responded to questions.
We will meet again at 5pm today for an update and to hear whether we need to be vigilant tonight to #SaveRed.
There is a community meeting on site at 7am Friday morning, 24 Jan. All welcome.
At this time, unless convincing evidence is produced that the tree poses an immediate risk, we will be calling for a halt to any proposed works.
A 100-year-old River Red Gum at Newmarket Station, Flemington, is due to be cut down by the Department of Transport this Friday, ahead of the January 26 long weekend.