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Metro to work with us to retain heritage tree


Yesterday we met with Metro about the future of the more than 100-year-old River Red Gum at Newmarket Station.

Metro has committed to working with us on a solution to retaining the heritage-listed River Red Gum.

“We are very pleased that Metro is taking our concerns seriously and consideration is being given to protecting and retaining this significant tree,” Moonee Valley Mayor Cr Samantha Byrne said.

“The community has fought hard to protect this tree and they should be very proud of themselves.”

At this stage Metro has further extended their commitment not to start tree removal works before 4pm on Friday, 14 February.

“We will continue our discussions with Metro to ensure we can come to a solution that doesn’t involve removing the Red Gum,” Cr Byrne said.

“We will also continue to work with them in relation to the other trees that are earmarked for removal.”

You can read more information on this issue in our previous article.