Saving Mature Eucalypts at Lake Macquarie

Existing mature trees, with habitat values enhanced due to roosting and nesting Spoonbills. Threatened by playground construction works, which identified asbestos contamination. Required to fill entire site by 500mm to encapsulate asbestos affected soil. Management decided to save trees rather than remove/replace.  

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Lawson, Great Western Highway, Shopfront planting – Quercus palustris

The RMS  undertook a progressive upgrade in stages of the Great Western Highway from Lapstone to Katoomba from about 1990 to 2016. From around 2009-2012 it undertook the upgrade through the town centre of Lawson, involoving the demolition of the commercial centre shops, widening of the Highway and significant landscaping. This project involved the installation…

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