We are calling on our local government and housing developers to conserve habitat
in new housing developments across our region.We are deeply concerned about the alarming loss of trees, animals and natural habitats, which seriously threatens the liveability and future of our region. The relentless expansion of poorly planned developments has led to widespread land clearing, habitat destruction and treeless estates.
Specifically, we call for:
• Toowoomba Regional Council to stand by their commitment to stronger tree
protection measures, to be implemented by the end of 2023.
• The implementation of the Green Infrastructure Strategy, endorsed by Council
in 2019. To quote Mayor Paul Antonio, ‘preserving, enhancing and
expanding our green infrastructure networks will be at the core of every decision
we make and every action we take. Green infrastructure plays a key role in
enhancing our well-being. It is not a ‘nice to have’ it is a ‘must have’ for better
air, water, recreation, resilience and nature connection.’
• All outdated, dormant applications to be subject to new planning regulations.
Recent community forums show strong support for better developments that allow
trees and animals to coexist with humans.
It is time for our Regional Councils, and our urban developers, to join other Councils across the country that are protecting our natural heritage and liveability.