Residents Meetings - Take action when it is needed
Yesterday, I attended a residents' meeting at Leanyer. There people are working with the two local members- Paul Henderson and Peter Styles to save a fine section of eucalypt vegetation environment between their homes and the new suburb of Muirhead. People are passionate in these situations, and should not be afraid to act.
Suburban Darwin residents are seriously in danger of losing green open spaces to 'infill' development, or having new four storey buildings overlooking them. In Greater Darwin, residents' rural lifestyles are under threat, by denser settlement.
There will be large cumulative effects. Heritage will once more be threatened. There is strength in group action.