I live in Cungena Ave and I support the demolition of the current buildings and would welcome an attractive new development on the property. However I would pre-emptively note my objection should there be any application to remove the large gum trees at the rear of the property. These, along with the tree on the boundary of 12/14 Cungena Ave (which I recently fought to preserve) are the only remaining large gums on the block and it's important that they remain in order to maintain the amenity of the area, provide refuge for birds and other wildlife, provide shade and contribute to the cooling of the block and reduce the carbon footprint. Whilst it is good to see attractive new developments in keeping with the tone of the suburb it is important to ensure that they contribute in a positive way.
From Helen Whitford to local councillor Kris Hanna