Griffith City Council would like to advise the removal of a number of trees at both the Griffith Aquatic Leisure Centre and Jubilee Oval sites which were required to facilitate the building of new grant funded sporting infrastructure.
A total of 14 trees on the GRALC site were removed in order to accommodate the new 50M pool and associated infrastructure. These trees were predominantly on the back boundary of the site.
A total of 22 trees have been removed on the western boundary at Jubilee Oval in order to build a new large scale Amenities Building, with a new rugby field adjacent to the front of this building.
Griffith City Council’s General Manager, Mr Brett Stonestreet said while this was an unfortunate loss, it is essential for the sporting projects.
“In order to move forward with these exciting projects, land needed to be cleared at these sites,” said Mr Stonestreet.
“In the upcoming budget Council will consider the design and costing for a new car parking area along Cutler Avenue, and this will look to incorporate new tree plantings.
“If adopted, these plantings will assist in off-setting the loss of some or all of the trees,” he added.