Save the Waite lodge and trees

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DPTI is consulting with the community until January 31, prior to drawing up plans for the Fullarton Road / Cross Road intersection upgrade.  The DPTI website (https://www.dpti.sa.gov.au/infrastructure/road_projects/fullarton_road) shows an artist's impression of Fullarton Road increasing from 4 to 7 lanes.  This is impossible without removing the trees on the Western boundary of the Waite Arboretum. 

The widening of Cross Road would also see the State Heritage listed lodge on the NE corner of the Waite under threat. Any gains in terms of traffic congestion will only be short term; there is plenty of research from Australia and around the world to show that this is always the case. Additionally, any widening of the road is unsustainable beyond Kitchener and Claremont Avenues.

Tree canopy is being lost from both private and public land at an alarming rate.  There is plenty of scientific evidence to show that we all benefit from mature trees and the canopy they provide. Tree canopy mitigates heat, and improves our mental and physical health by more than 30%. 

Please join us in telling DPTI both here and via their portal (above) that you too want to keep the trees and the lodge! 

You may also like to give them some feedback on the upgrade of the Glen Osmond and Fullarton Road intersection, while you're there!  That also closes on 31st January and it looks as if it will see the removal of most of the few trees that remain since the " award winning redevelopment" of that site.  At this rate, there will be no big trees left in Adelaide!

In light of the dreadful loss of trees at Golden Grove, I have set up another petition, that is not project specific, asking DPTI to plan better around trees, increase public transport infrastructure and generally realise that better roads are not necessarily bigger roads.  If you'd be happy to sign that petition too, you can simply click on this link here .