Heritage Council says Wattle Grove’s lemon-scented gums warrant full assessment


The lemon-scented gums on Welshpool Road East.
The lemon-scented gums on Welshpool Road East.

THE Heritage Council has decided the avenue of lemon-scented gum trees facing the axe in Wattle Grove warrants a full assessment.

The trees along Welshpool Road East are set to be cut down to allow for the construction of a slip lane to provide access to the St Peter’s Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church.

Save the Gum Trees of |Wattle Grove co-ordinator Vanessa Mazza said the news was encouraging.

“I am greatly encouraged by the ongoing support of the National Trust and the recent Heritage Council’s determination that after a preliminary review the Avenue of Lemon Scented Gums warranted full assessment,” she said.

“We hope in time that this leads to the permanent protection of this significant environmental, heritage and community asset.”