Save Boronia Heights from high-density development. Protect our open space.
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The State Government is planning a high density development, (rumor has it that there will be 800 houses!) blocks will be small, possibly breaching Council’s Foothills Policy and houses will be at least two storeys, yet surrounding house blocks cannot be subdivided below 1000sq m. The process has been “FAST TRACKED” which means the minister can make the decision to over-ride current overlays.
What we want to protect:
- The site contains two areas of biological importance including 0.75ha of Lowland Forest that is listed as vulnerable vegetation, and 2ha of Valley Heathy Forest that is listed as regionally endangered vegetation. The site is home to 73 plant species; four of which are critically endangered and eleven are endangered in Knox. For more information on the vegetation at the site, please visit the following link: www.knox.vic.gov.au/Files/SitesofBio/Site9_BoroniaHeightsCollege.pdf
- The site is a safe haven for wildlife, and boasts numerous mature trees bearing hollows and a good thick undergrowth providing refuge for small birds.
- Preservation of the Lone Pine Memorial. This mature pine tree, a direct progeny of the Gallipoli Lone Pine, still stands on the grounds in front of an Anzac mural. For more information on the significance of the Lone Pine, see: gallipoli.net.au/lonepine.html
- Boronia Heights is an important public open space, where locals can walk and exercise their dogs and children can come and play.
Public Space is precious - not just for us but also for the future. If lost it will be gone FOREVER.
Please visit our website for more information: www.kes.org.au/projects/campaigns/boroniaheightssc
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