Nature calls for Wade Noonan to nurture Council over tree removals

Williamstown MP Wade Noonan addresses claims made on tree removals for the West Gate Tunnel Project.

Nature has called for State Member for Williamstown Wade Noonan to nurture Hobsons Bay City Council over tree removals for the West Gate Tunnel Project, following Council’s claim they were left out of a final inspection at the Altona North urban forest site.

In a statement to Willy and Hobby, Mr Noonan acknowledged what appeared to be aggrieved feelings over an agreement between the project’s contractor and Hobsons Bay City Council to carry out a final joint inspection before the trees were felled.

[West Gate Tunnel contractors clear up to 70 trees in Altona North]

The honourable member said he extended an apology to Hobsons Bay Mayor Angela Altair and Friends of Lower Kororoit Creek President Geoff Mitchelmore, noting that Council can expect a letter in the post from the West Gate Tunnel Project’s contractor to follow.

“I know the project partners will be formally writing to the Council to provide a commitment to re-instate the trees removed after construction is completed. The message out of this is simple, people need to get the details right,” Mr Noonan said.

[Greens MP Huong Truong ‘outraged’ over West Gate Tunnel tree removals]

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