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Night time operation to remove Bowral's Pin Oaks


Calls for the community to be notified before eight historic Pin Oak trees are removed from Station Street in Bowral, have been shut down by Wingecarribee Shire Council.

Councillor Ian Scandrett presented a Notice of Motion to Wednesday’s council meeting, calling for residents and businesses to be given two weeks’ notice before the iconic trees are bulldozed as part of roadworks, however his motion did not get up.

Cr Scandrett says the meeting was told the trees would be moved during night works.

He says more than 10 community groups have expressed opposition to the tree removal, and claims some councillors are ignoring the wishes of the community.

The roadworks form part of the construction of a feeder road which will link the township with the proposed $18 million Bowral by-pass.

Photo shows a recent community protest (by John Swainston).

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