Greens NSW MP and Transport and Environment spokesperson Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC has joined a rally of over 100 people this morning alongside Centennial Park to save the historic trees alongside Alison Road.
Dr Faruqi said:
“Despite pouring rain, over 100 people came out today to express their support for saving the trees, and the government must listen.
“The current route for the light rail cuts right through historic parkland alongside Centennial Park. It will result in the loss of dozens of beautiful trees, some more than 100 years old.
“The original route preserved the trees, but now modified, the route will destroy a significant number of trees and cycling infrastructure. This makes no sense.
“I’m all for good, efficient and integrated public transport, including light rail, but transport projects must be designed and constructed for the community and preserve the environment.
“I currently have a motion before parliament that calls on the government to revisit this decision, and I urge the NSW government to stop the impending destruction so they can plan an alternative way forward together with the community,” she said.