Eventhough the Islington Railway Yard contains six heritage-listed buildings the local council granted approval to demolish part of the railway yard buildings in September 2010 to make way for a mixed development on the condition that a number of valued trees would not be removed.
Today it was announced that one of the developers of the Islington Railway Yard project will be prosecuted for removing six significant trees to make way for a commercial project after the local residents expressed concerns.
Six red river gums, some thought to have been planted in the 1890s, have been uprooted and several other trees were removed.
The developers also removed two pencil pines flanking a World War II honour role, although they were in a heritage-listed section of the site which is not to be demolished.
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The developer probably needed room for the portable toilets and when trees got to go they got to go.
When Im King I will ensure that when developers breach these sorts of conditions, they lose the ENTIRE property - ceded back to the Crown - and also have to pay for remediation.
Only then will this 'accidental' sort of thing stop occurring.