Only political intervention by Liberal MP Bruce Notley-Smith or NSW Premier Mike Baird can save the Centennial Park trees on Alison Road – 6th January 2015

Greens ask for twitter and emails to the Premier Mike Baird (@mikebairdMP) and Bruce Notley-Smith (@bnotleysmith) calling for a postponement of tomorrow’s rumored tree removals.

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Greens state MP and party NSW transport spokesperson Mehreen Faruqi MLC (1st row, 2nd left) with Randwick Greens Councillors Murray Matson (1st row, 4th left) and Lindsay Shurey (1st row, 3rd left) ) at the adopt-a-tree rally on Alison Road.

Fifty to one hundred residents, environmentalists and politicians braved today’s rain to attend the ‘adopt-a-tree’ rally on behalf of the Centennial Park trees threatened by the contentious realigning of the CBD to South East Light Rail line along Alison Road, Randwick.

The highly unpopular tree removals are rumored to be about to occur tomorrow (January 7th) but Greens Councillor Murray Matson says that Randwick Council and the State Government can sit down and work out an alternative strategy if the Premier postpones the operation.

He said after the rally:

“Political intervention by Coogee MP Bruce Notley-Smith and Premier Mike Baird is the only thing that can now stop the Centennial Park tree removals. I call upon anyone who can to email or tweet them.”

Present at today’s rally were: Jeff Angel (Total Environment Centre), Randwick Greens Councillors Murray Matson and Lindsay Shurey, Randwick Labor Councillors Greg Moore and Tony Bowen, Federal Labor MP Matt Thistlethwaite and Greens state MP and party NSW transport spokesperson Mehreen Faruqi MLC.

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