Protesting with concerned residents to save the trees along St Kilda Road
Written on the 3 September 2016
Protesting with concerned residents against Daniel Andrews and his plan to cut down 200 of Melbourne's oldest trees because they are in the new Melbourne Metro construction zone.
We need to save our world class boulevard from destruction due to a poor Melbourne Metro station design.A careful plan will deliver happy commuters, park users and residents.
Hundreds of mature trees will be removed from St Kilda Road to make way for the Metro rail tunnel.According to the environmental effects statement, about 900 trees could be removed along the tunnel route including up to 223 trees in the precinct surrounding the Shrine of Remembrance, where a new underground station will be built. The plane trees and elms were planted along St Kilda Road in the late 19th century.
According to Andrew's Government documents:"Construction of the proposed Domain Station would require full clearance of a defined area, including extensive tree removal for the establishment of the construction work site and station box, and removal of the existing tram stop and other infrastructure."