The State Government is planning a high density development, blocks will be small, possibly breaching Council’s Foothills Policy.
The old Boronia Heights Secondary College site is valuable for its vegetation including 11 locally endangered species. This also includes one of the "Lone Pine" trees propagated after World War I and is an important spot for recreation and sports.
In Melbourne's East, the Swamp Skink (Lissolepis coventryi) and the Glossy Grass Skink (Pseudemoia rawlinsoni) are under significant threat due to the impacts on their habitat through rapid urbanisation, the draining of wetlands and polluting of waterways and changes in climate. Over the last few decades, survey efforts have recorded declining numbers of these skinks.
Postcards From The Edge - March 2016
This campaign invited members and supporters to send prepared postcards to Knox City Council Councillors. We estimate that close to 1,000 postcards were sent to Knox City Council.
The postcard addressed the following issues are of concern:
- Knox’s wild natural places and local native wildlife are important to me. Please represent my concerns. Survival of Knox remnant species needs you:
- To allocate sufficient funds to conserve then build on the diminishing 4% of remnant indigenous bushland;
- To support the positive actions of many residents like me, as well as the 600 participants in Gardens for Wildlife;
- To guarantee that our street trees are predominantly native species, which will reflect the true local character of Knox and help build corridors for wildlife movement between remnant vegetation in residential gardens and bushland.