Verge Trees in Canning Bridge Petition

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18th April 2023

The Minister for Planning, Hon. Rita Saffioti MLA supports the views of the community with respect to protecting the trees along Sleat, Forbes and Kintail Roads.

The Minister is committed to working closely with me to retain these trees and has asked her agencies to review the need for widening these roads.

This is a positive step for our community – and for our campaign to save the verge trees along Sleat, Forbes and Kintail roads.

Read the letter from the Minister here!


Background - March 2023

It has come to my attention that the verge trees on Forbes Road, Sleat Road, and Kintail Road in Applecross may be at risk. These local streets have been identified for potential future road widening.

These trees are the heart and soul of what makes Applecross a special place to live.

I recently wrote to Minister Saffioti seeking protection for the trees.

Click here to read my letter to the City of Melville.

Follow this link for the City of Melville's response to my letter.

Their loss would change the face of the suburb forever.

If you want to save these iconic trees, then please sign my petition!