Trees along the light rail route
Transport for NSW is building the CBD and South-East Light Rail project from Circular Quay to Randwick and Kingsford.
The current construction plans will result in the removal of the existing bike path and many significant trees along Alison Road. Some of these trees date back to the late 1800s and provide important habitat for native wildlife.
Randwick City Council is very supportive of light rail, but we are deeply concerned about the removal of trees. We commend Transport for NSW on their vision to bring a modern transport system to Sydney's eastern suburbs, but we want to save as many trees as possible.
Randwick Council understands that light rail will result in the removal of approximately 300 trees along the route.
There are adjustments that can be made to the route, such as reverting the alignment back to the south side of Alison Rd, which will save trees.
See below for an interactive map showing the trees proposed for removal.
What you can do to show your support for trees:
- Sign the Community Petition
- Take a Quick Poll
- Visit the Keeping Randwick's Trees website
- Let Transport for NSW know your views via their website, Facebook or Twitter.