Replanting with Native Trees and Shrubs
Trees and other vegetation were removed from the Macdonaldtown Gasworks Remediation site towards the end of 2014. The tree clearing was necessary to prepare for the excavation and removal of the site’s underlying contaminated soil.
A qualified arborist supervised the works, which were undertaken in accordance with the detailed Environmental Assessment and the Project Approval granted by the Department of Planning & Environment.
The vast majority of trees removed were not locally native species but it was recognised that they improved the visual amenity for nearby residents. As such, the site was replanted with native vegetation, including grasses, shrubs and advanced trees. This revegetation has improved the appearance of the site and the biodiversity of the local area.
The project team closely consulted residents living adjacent to the site regarding the exact species to be planted and the planting locations.