Forest in Danger

One of the founding ForestinDanger community groups, PYSE Inc, has obtained preliminary legal advice that there may be grounds for a legal challenge. Donations are now needed for a barrister's advice and legal costs.


$10,000 is needed NOW. Please give generously


This is a David and Goliath fight against a big development and the government but we believe that this site is important and valuable to both the local community as well as the rest of Sydney and well worth the battle. The community groups are continuing to fight and that is why PYSE Inc has volunteered to take on the legal aspects. $10,000 is needed to take this forward and every dollar counts. A lot of money but a small price to pay for such a special Forest.

Please help them to help the Forest by donating NOW

They need to raise the money by 11th September 2020 so don't delay

Please donate NOW


To make a donation go to the Protecting Your Suburban Environment Incorporated (PYSE Inc) website for information on how to make your donation.

If you have any questions you are welcome to email


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.


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Have your say on the future of your local area

We would encourage you to stand up for your community and object to the proposed development.  To assist we’ve prepared a draft guide with some points you might like to raise.


You can use it to make a quick objection, or as a starting point for your own. Short, personalised written objections are often very compelling.


Go to the TAKE ACTION tab  to lodge your objection to this proposal.

Further information can be found at: site-coonara- ave


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.

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