Saving Cranebrook and Sartor

To: Rosemary Royle <>, Kurtis Lindsay <>, <>
Subject: Saving Cranebrook and Sartor
From: Denise Goodfellow <>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2008 10:35:35 +0930
Rosemary, I agree.   Here, in the Top End it has the potential to be as bad
or worse. 

Few up here know anything of our native plants and just see bushland as
"rubbish".  Most Top End streetscapes consist of introduced plants, a
consequence of our last Chief Minister wishing to "Singaporise" Darwin ie
making the city look green and lush.  These are the plants that nurseries
sell and home gardeners plant.

 Indigenous people now take such exotics out to Arnhem Land.
Denise Lawungkurr Goodfellow
Palmerston, NT

on 29/8/08 8:40 PM, Rosemary Royle at  wrote:

> I would just add my two-pen'th to this - when we travelled around Eastern
> Australia in 2006 we were just horrified to see how much of it was being put
> under concrete, particularly between the mountains and coast all the way from
> south to north. Seeing all these patches of houses out in the bush was
> extremely depressing, and all needing cars to get to work. .
> I know the UK was built all over years ago but we have leant our lesson now
> and you have not been able to build a big new development in the countryside
> for about 50 years unless it's a whole new town or big village with suitable
> infrastructure and green credentials and loads of planning restrictions   And
> generally on old industrial sites or low grade farmland. Certainly not on
> endangered habitat! (This would probably be against EU regulations in any case
> - Poland has just been forced to stop building a new road as it goes through
> important wetland habitat)
> I just Australians wake up in time to realise what is happening.
> Rosemary Royle
> Wales, UK

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