August 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
City of Gosnells Civic Centre, 2120 Albany Hwy, Gosnells WA 6110, Australia
The City of Gosnells is considering chopping down 51 important trees which include over 30% of the roost site for one of Perths largest populations of Kaaraks (Forest Red-Tail Black Cockatoo). We will be protesting outside the council meeting to tell them this is not the way to treat a threatened species and ask for 100m buffer zones around the roost , important vegetation and Aboriginal heritage sites which go back over 5000 years. This site is adjacent to a biodiversity hot spot called the Great Brixton Wetlands which has over 550 species of plants and is global icon of biodiversity which we would like to see turned into a regional park. Chopping down of the roost is part of a development plan to put in drainage that would deprive the wetland of water and pollute the local stream. We are also asking the council to use a water infiltration system (as used at the Perth Stadium) rather than drainage which would save the need for the trees to be chopped down and allow the wetland to be replenished with water. This would also cost less money. We need your voices ( yes there will be some singing) to bring some common sense to the council and save the Kaaraks home-roost.