AVELING Homes shares South Perth residents’ disappointment at the removal an 80-year-old tree from its development at 222 Labouchere Road in Como according to Professional Public Relations senior account director David Ikin.
In October, 2017, Aveling Homes was granted approval for three single-storey grouped dwellings under the condition the mature Liquidambar Styraciflua at the front of the property, which was removed this month, be retained.
Mr Ikins said when residents raised concern about the removal of the tree a representative of demolition company Brajkovich Demolition should have contacted Aveling Homes.
“Aveling Homes provided a site plan to the demolition company which clearly showed that the tree must remain on the property,” he said.
“They should have double-checked the demolition plan that was provided to them in July 2017 (as) our development was designed to accommodate the tree and we believe that the outlook from the units we are building on the site would have been better if the tree was still standing.”
David McInerney, a resident of 224 Labouchere Road, notified the City of South Perth of the removal.
Brajkovich Demolition declined to comment.