Urgency to protect what green spaces we have left
I am an elderly indigenous resident living here for over 30 years now.
I have been forced into writing this as nobody in council seems to see the urgency in protecting what green spaces we have left.
I have learned that land behind Peninsula Plaza is set to be sold off as well as 23 and 23A Memorial Ave, Blackwall.
I strongly object to the sell off in both instances.
The native birds and wildlife that exist on both sites need to be protected at all costs, not made homeless yet again.
These blocks protect urban fauna, habitat and diversity.
The younger generations will benefit in the future from these green spaces and currently these big trees provide much needed shade for all of us.
The temperature will continue to rise if we do not protect these trees and our shade areas.
On any given day, over a dozen different species of birds can be found on these sites.
As an elder, I see it as my duty to protect what wildlife and birds we have left here.
The tourists who visit here from Sydney find our birds and wildlife a huge drawcard when coming here.
Please find it in your hearts and minds to think of future generations and do not sell off these sites.
There is no strategic benefit to sell off the sites, only greed.
Email, 21 May 2021
Coral Roberts, Woy Woy