Sydney's significant trees are a living asset.
A giant river red gum in the front garden of the former Centennial Park home of Nobel prize-winning author Patrick White is on the council's Register of Significant Trees.
''Whoever sees a tree, and loves it, can make a submission,'' Ms Sweeney said. ''The city's urban forest is among our most important assets and significant trees … are often the only lasting remnant of the former natural or cultural landscape.
27 Aug 2012
A Parliamentary committee report tabled in the Legislative Council in June recommended the Government keep the 700km Tier 3 network open until at least the end of 2014, to allow grain processor Co-operative Bulk Handling (CBH) to fully assess its value to wheatgrowers.
But Transport Minister Troy Buswell rejected the recommendation, saying the Government would instead spend $118 million to upgrade regional roads before closing the lines next year.
21 Aug 2012
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17 Aug 2012
Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 from 5:45 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: 25 Aberdeen Street, Northbridge
Entrance of Francis street (The Lecture theatre is to the right)
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16 Aug 2012
Massive fish kills due to the blooms, which starve the water of oxygen, have become an almost annual event in the river, with the worst recorded case in 2003 when more than 200,000 fish died.
This year, unprecedented algal blooms have been killing fish in the middle of winter - a result of the southwest's well-document drying climate, with recorded rainfall declining over at least 30 years.
Without reliable winter rains to flush out saline water and nutrients, algal blooms will continue to take their toll on the river's ecosystems, experts say.
The draft Forest Management Plan 2014-23 released by the Conservation Commission will now take on a 12-week public consultation period from today.
The draft plan covers a massive land area of 2.5 million hectares in the South-West of the state from Lancelin north of Perth to Denmark on the south coast.
Among the plan's proposals are additions to the Whicher National Park near Busselton and greater protection of marri trees as habitat for endangered black cockatoos.
Conservation Commission chairman Brian Easton encouraged the community to have their say on the plan over the next 12 weeks.
the new Australian law on cigarette packs will help clean up our environment of cigarette butts. Everyone hopes that less children start smoking and therefore less cigarettes will be consumed and hence a cleaner beach!
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· lack of a suitable site to which the tree could be feasibly moved;
· possible contamination of soil which would mean, if the tree were moved, the contamination would be transferred to the new site; and
· other logistical, cost, and environmental considerations.
Of the 319 trees identified within the project area:
· 38 will be retained in-situ. UPDATE: In the revised plan ALL trees are to be removed!
· 29 will be removed and replanted back into the project area.
· Approximately 70 will be offered to local governments, schools and community organisations for transplantation outside of the project area.
· More than 130 are not suitable for relocation and will be disposed of as they:
o are species that are not suitable for transplantation at their current age and size;
o in poor health; or
o require significant preparation time.
· A further 45 trees will be removed from the road reserve by Main Roads WA and may be offered to the MRA for transplantation.
The MRA has identified nursery space in Anketell where many of the trees that have been removed from the site will be maintained by a landscaping contractor until they are ready to be returned to the public realm of Elizabeth Quay. Locations for the trees to be replanted back into the project area are still to be determined but are likely to include key public areas such as Station Park.
The total cost of removing the trees is part of the $440million approved budget for the project. The MRA is also seeking to purchase approximately 350 trees of varying species through a local supplier which will be grown over the next 2½ years to the required specification and incorporated into the project area in early 2015.
2 Aug 2012
That old computer or cell phone you discarded?
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Nov. 1, 2012 - Registration Closed
Awards Ceremony -- TBA; Early December 2012
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