Worry for bush at men’s shed site

Worry for bush at men’s shed site

Eddie Crabtree, pictured, said he was told by a council worker the City was planning to remove dense bush from a lot on the corner of Buckley and Sullivan streets so the Cockburn Men’s Shed could move from its current base in Wattleup.

‘I’d like to see an impact study done,’ he said. ‘There are birds everywhere, there are snakes, there are goannas, long-neck tortoises, possums and all.

‘What’s here is what’s native to this area.’

Cockburn council’s human services manager, Gail Bowman, confirmed the lot was the proposed location for the shed.

She said it was still unknown when work would begin because the project relied on the Cockburn Men’s Shed group receiving grant funding to construct it.

She said it was unlikely the development would require advertising.

Ms Bowman also said an environmental report was not a normal requirement for this type of development, adding the lot was dominated by weed species and plants that could not be moved.