Perth Greenery is Going Backwards According to City of Stirling Council

A few years ago News Corp published an article about the future of Perth being Green.  



An extract from this story is below

THE future of central Perth is green according to a bold plan to transform the CBD into a "world-class capital city'' released by authorities today.

The WA Planning Commission's Capital City Planning Framework highlights three key precincts, each containing major landmarks that characterise the capital: Parliament Hill and Kings Park; the Swan River foreshore; and Forrest Place.

The framework document says the setting for central Perth is to be "reconceived as a world class, multifunctional green network, shaped by the City's sense of place, providing benefits to people and wildlife and showcasing our unique city-scapes and biodiversity''.
It continues:

"The natural setting in which urban metropolitan Perth and central Perth sit is an essential element to the identity, liveability and ecology of the city. 

Stirling Council Tree Failure (March 2016 Community News)

However in a recent Community News Paper Front Page Article, Stirling Council in Perth's North admitted that people, especially developers are cutting down the green infrastructure faster than it can be planted and grow.

They had targets of 18% Green Coverage but will be unable to hit these targets at current rates.

Stirling Council will just not be able to afford to plant the 10,000 plus trees each year to keep up with amount of Green Infrastucture being destroyed.

Hopefully the council will realise the Green Infrastructure is more important to preserve and enhance than at any other time in history.  Community education, a full tree audit and catalogue of the City's trees, tree destuction penalties and sanctions for tree destruction of established trees without timely and adequate green infrastructure replacement are part of the solution.

Simply cutting down trees to avoid sweeping up leaves or enhance your solar panel output are not good for the long term benefits provided by tree laden suburbs that promote biodiversity, cooler environments and increased rainfall.

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