The site selected for development at Poona Lake is home to a community of ancient large blackbutt trees. On recent site visits with Kabi Kabi people we have counted at least 30 large trees at the site area. Many of these are really large, and many have scars and markings of cultural practise. The Kabi Kabi people confirmed it has very evident and significant cultural value.
These trees clearly have enormous significance, as a group in themselves and as a vital structural component of the Lake catchment
However it is also plainly obvious that these large trees are not compatible with the development proposed for the site.
It is a case of having the trees OR the development. Both cannot co-exist!
It is shocking that the proposal could even get to this point.
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