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.

AFTER a preliminary review the Heritage Council says 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.

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

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