This is a photo of an wonderful Magnolia in full bloom in a front yard in my neighbourhood. It is soon to be lost to make way for a three dwelling development. Two significant trees in the backyard have already been cut down. This is happening all over Darebin.
Most other metropolitan councils would be fining the developer for taking out trees without permission, but not Darebin.
Appropriate planning legislation would restrict development on house blocks to two dwellings, saving significant trees for the community and still giving developers a profit.
If you have photos of valued features soon to be lost to over development in your neighbourhood please send them to me. I will post to the DADA graveyard of ‘gone but not forgotten’.