Victory for Heritage Mango Trees0
The Mango Hill Progress Association has achieved an interim victory in seeking to limit the loss of Mango trees along Anzac Avenue with a decision by the Queensland Department of State Development, to not approve the original location of an access road onto Anzac Avenue.
This location was identified by BGM in DA/33328/2016 (Development application) for an 80 house block development.
As recommended by the Progress Association, SARA (Queensland State Assessment and Referral Agency) which coordinates all responses from the various State Government Departments on proposed local developments, has stated in its letter of 14th September: This location is the current “turn around lane” entry into Nuway Landscape yard.
Whilst any further incursion onto Anzac Ave is not ideal, the Progress Association accepts:
• There must be an access road onto Anzac Ave and this is the best location.
• Some further trees may be lost.
However, as was our recommendation back in 1996 with the duplication of Anzac Ave and the formation of the current “U-turn facility” at this location, the Association will advocate strongly for “relocation” of as many trees as possible to the western side of Anzac Ave. In 1996, six trees were successfully transplanted and continue to grow on the western side of Anzac Avenue.
Moreton Bay Regional Council has approved a 6-month deferment in the DA application process from BGM effective to 28th February 2019, after which further consideration of the their DA will be considered.
The Mango Hill Progress Association is pleased with the terrific response from the community at large and thanks all local media outlets, over 6900 individuals who signed petitions and our State Members for their support.
“The Price of Peace is Eternal Vigilance”. It is up to everyone in the community to keep an eye on what goes on in their Community.
Written by Laurence Christie , President – MHPA