Tag Archives: roadside vegetation

Roadside trees at Cathcart to be removed by VicRoads?

VicRoads seem intent on removing the character of beautiful country roads, these days preferring to refer to trees using the engineered term “roadside obstacles.” Between 35 and 100 roadside trees which are mainly Yellow and Red Gums are in the firing line along the scenic … Continue reading

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Community disapproval unable to protect trees, Princes Highway near Traralgon, 2 years ago

VicRoads said that many “locations between Traralgon and Longwarry in Gippsland involved the ‘complete removal’ of all trees within median strips between traffic lanes.” From http://www.latrobevalleyexpress.com.au/story/219410/roadside-hazards-cut/ Quotes from the article, now becoming all-too-familiar around Victoria. Something must be done to rein in VicRoads’ … Continue reading

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Vegetation removed without consultation, escarpment, Great Ocean Rd, Lorne

Letter from Graeme Wilkie. VicRoads has removed vegetation and placed netting over the rocks on the Great Ocean Road escarpment north of Lorne. Habitat value and amenity destroyed.  Surf Coast Times Thursday 16 July 2015. There are reports that a peregrine … Continue reading

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Western Highway duplication: WHAM calls for new EES

This article is from the Ararat Advertiser, journalist: Ben Kimber. 11 August 2015. There is a poll attached to the article about whether a new EES should be required. Please check it and vote Yes. Western Highway duplication: WHAM calls … Continue reading

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Protecting our roadside treasures

This website will be the on-line home of the statewide network which is working to protect remnant vegetation along our roads and highways in Victoria. Areas of high conservation vegetation are being destroyed by VicRoads, the government authority responsible for … Continue reading

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