Apparently ‘someone’ interfered with the straps tied to the Lone Pine so Council had to go and adjust them.
Archive for May, 2012
Had a couple of texts from people today worried about work in the Memorial Grove. (more…)
Learmonth Park in Hamilton South.
Submission on Council’s Draft Laman Street Design Report stage 1
It will forever appall me that Newcastle City Council got away with the destruction of the Laman St trees. I will forever doubt the veracity of the evidence put forward for it and the motives behind the vandalism of the space.
Based on my involvement with the community consultation process to date I have no expectation that anything that the community suggests ill be taken into account. Nevertheless, I give you my thoughts on the redevelopment of Laman street. (more…)
SUBMISSION TO THE LAMAN STREET DESIGN REPORT – STAGE ONE
Our submission contains four main points.
The replacement trees should be Hill’s Figs to be planted in the same locations.
- To plant the full suite of Hill’s Figs prior to 2004. We understand this number to be at least 18.
- Utility infrastructure in the vicinity should be placed in vaults rather than vaulting the tree roots – as per current best practice.
To collaborate with the community to design and establish a permanent memorial to recognise appropriately the former avenue of Hill’s Figs and the extended community campaign to save them. (more…)
This is a post to ask you to put in a submission to Council’s Laman Street Design report stage 1. (more…)
A Cooks Hill person is alleged to have had a meeting with Newcastle City Council’s Director of *cough* Liveable Cities in which he said that the trees in Council Street were planned for the chop. (more…)