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Protect the avenue of trees - Northern Pipe Trail - St Georges Rd

This petition had 2,936 supporters

UPDATE - January 2018. Darebin Council is planning changes to the 'Northern Pipe Trail' - St Georges Rd shared path, Merri Creek to Reservoir.

The southern section of the mature avenue - from Arthurton Rd to Merri Parade needs protection. Understorey needs replanting where it died out.

Please give your support to protection for the mature, shady boulevard! The battle to save trees in St Georges Rd median is on again. 

Comments close 25 February 2018


UPDATE - 2018 - Melbourne Water M40 pipe project. The landscape (Arthurton Rd to Miller St) is being reinstated: new trees, retransplanted palms and new understorey. Planting to resume in autumn 2018. Darebin Council will take over maintenance when Melbourne Water leave.


ORIGINAL PETITION 2015 - Melbourne Water M40 Pipe Project - north of Arthurton Rd.

Melbourne Water will pull up over 400 trees in April 2016 to renew its St Georges Rd median pipe north of Arthurton Rd. This avenue was planted over 20 years ago.

Currently there are no plans to reinstate any landscape apart from ground-cover.
Darebin Councillors, local MPs and Melbourne Water must hear from us to reinstate these trees.

This avenue is an important local community asset providing visual amenity and shade, a rare green artery through our city. It is also the only significant north-south treed boulevard in Darebin.

Please sign this petition and like and share the Facebook page: Protect St Georges Rd Landscape Group

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