Forest in Danger
THANK YOU TO THE FORESTINDANGER DONORS
The fundraising target was reached but sadly the final legal advice was to not proceed to Court. That grieves the ForestinDanger alliance of community groups as much as we know it will grieve every one of the Forest supporters. However,
MIRVAC, YOU ARE ON NOTICE !!!
ForestinDanger won't stop fighting. Mirvac may not be in Court. Mirvac may have locked everyone out of their beloved Forest. But the ForestinDanger community alliance is undaunted. We will fight every step of the way and every development application that Mirvac lodges. This rare and amazing Forest and its many endangered inhabitants must be protected. Mirvac should have dedicated the Forest as it promised but it's now refused to do so for at least five years. That raises serious questions about Mirvac's environmental credibility.
HOW DARE MIRVAC TELL PEOPLE WE SHOULD GIVE UP "BECAUSE IT'S A DONE DEAL" !!!
Every building they bulldoze,
Every tree they fell,
Every animal they annihilate,
The public will pass judgement on Mirvac.
IT IS MIRVAC THAT SHOULD HAVE GIVEN UP !!!
Their environmental vandalism on this site will be the demise of Mirvac's environmental credentials. The fight for the Forest will continue and every one of the community's losses will no doubt be felt by their company for years to come. Locking everyone out will not hide continuing neglect of the Forest.
ForestinDanger is profoundly grateful to PYSE Inc for trying to hold Mirvac accountable in Court. They may not have won that battle but ForestinDanger is undaunted. The fight continues.
FOREST IN DANGER
Mirvac has a development proposal in progress to build 400 apartments and 200 medium density houses on a site in West Pennant Hills. The site contains 28 hectares of heavily forested land adjoining the Cumberland State forest, and award award winning IBM buildings.
JUNE 2020: The NSW Department of Planning has approved the rezoning of 55 Coonara Ave from Business Park to residential. This is despite thousands of objections from the community and rejection of the rezoning by The Hills and Hornsby Councils.
For the latest update: see the Facebook link at the bottom of this page
Further information can be found at:
A telephone call to your local State Member or to Mirvac, to say that you object to this critically endangered Blue Gum High Forest having no protective environmental zoning, is very worthwhile too. You will usually only get speak to the staff members which is fine. Just ask them to pass your message on.
How can Mirvac consider destroying this precious Forest? Please let your local member David Elliott MP, the Department of Planning and Mirvac know that WE SAY NO WAY, FOREST NOT MIRVAC UNITS.
Beautiful photos courtesy of one of our favourite forest supporters - Click to enlarge