Re: preservation of birds and the sale of Block 9, Section 64 North Wats

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Subject: Re: preservation of birds and the sale of Block 9, Section 64 North Watson
From: Megan Mears <>
Date: Sun, 7 Aug 2016 13:12:40 +0000
Dear chatliners,

Some of you will remember a flurry of communication following a long ago post relating to the loss of Box Gum grassy woodland in North Watson. 

Although the land was sold 2 years ago, and a couple of large trees were cut down a year ago, it has taken till now for the larger number of trees to be removed. I have again written to the Ministers involved, and am drawing your attention to the matter as many of the trees contained hollows. One contains nesting material. 

I am not imagining my letter/post will have any effect, apart from possibly raising awareness.


Megan Mears

On Tue, Mar 25, 2014 at 2:24 PM, Megan Mears <> wrote:
Hi all,

I'm wondering if anyone heard Dr Phil Gibbons from ANU on ABC Background Briefing recently? He spoke about the biodiversity loss relating to Box Gum Grassy Woodlands at the site Block 9, Section 64 North Watson. He was saying that using Justice Robert Hope (JRH) Park as an offset is simply wrong. JRH  Park only exists because of the hard work of local volunteers to restore the Box Gum Woodland and this is not the work of the developer. The transcript can be found here:

I am writing because that Woodland is significant in terms of preservation of birds and biodiversity. The old growth is irreplaceable and some birds I have seen in North Watson, are only to be found in that Woodland. Daniel McGrath, the real estate agent involved in the sale assured me that contracts were being exchanged today yet I believe the process is flawed. I have put a copy of the letter I sent to politicians here:

If you  have any information you feel will add to my understanding please contact me. If you wish to visit or photograph this unique area I urge you to do so quickly as I am sure a fence will be erected soon and this Woodland lost. The area is between JRH Park and Caravan Park.

Megan Mears

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