Trees kept on path

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

CLARE­MONT Coun­cil has sup­ported a new path and boat ramp at Christ Church Gram­mar School, on the con­di­tion the builders save two “mag­nif­i­cent” old tu­art trees.

CCGS pro­posed con­struc­tion of a new ramp down the Fresh­wa­ter Bay es­carp­ment to a set-down area on land owned by Methodist Ladies Col­lege, a new path east to­wards the boat shed, and re­con­struc­tion of the boat ramp.

The works would al­low row­ing boats up to 17m long to be safely trans­ported from the school to the fore­shore by stu­dents, as well as up­grade the un­safe and eroded boat ramp.

At a meet­ing held this week, Clare­mont Coun­cil moved to ad­vise the WA Plan­ning Com­mis­sion it sup­ported the Queenslea Drive works, on con­di­tion the path was moved slightly to save two tu­art trees.

Mayor Jock Barker said the de­ci­sion, rec­om­mended by the Fore­shore Ad­vi­sory Com­mit­tee, was a “log­i­cal and a fair de­ter­mi­na­tion in the in­ter­ests of pre­serv­ing the river bank”.

“If those trees were taken out in ac­cor­dance with the orig­i­nal Christ Church plan, the whole em­bank­ment risks col­laps­ing,” he said. “I don’t be­lieve Christ Church Gram­mar School, their par­ents or their chil­dren, would want to see that hap­pen.”

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