Endangered Woodland, Sydney

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Subject: Endangered Woodland, Sydney
From: "David and Sofia Frew" <>
Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2001 20:38:05 +1000
As some of you may be aware now is crunch time for the ADI site at St Marys in Sydney's western suburbs. 

This site consists of a 1500 ha remnant of rare Cumberland Plain Woodland which is recognised as an ecologically endangered plant community under both the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 (NSW) and the Endangered Species Conservation Act 1992 (Cth).  The degradation and continuing loss of this woodland is especially tragic given that over 90 percent has been cleared since European settlement.  This unique site supports endangered and vulnerable species of vertebrates, invertebrates and plants, and holds a population of Emus (possibly the only such population closer than Munghorn Gap N.R. some 200 km from the Sydney GPO).  It is also listed on the Register of the National Estate and has been described by the Australian Heritage Commission as a priceless asset. 

Nonetheless Lend Lease and the Federal government want to build a massive housing and industrial estate with 8000 homes on the site.  A rally was held on Sunday 1 April, so now it's important that as many letters as possible back this up.  Here's the website for the ADI residents action group, including form letters to relevant politicians:

Best wishes,

David and Sofia Frew

David & Sofia Frew
Lane Cove, NSW, Australia


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