Gordon’s Main Street will soon look a little different, but don’t expect it to be any less leafy.
The $350,000 upgrades, which will begin with works to pave and create seating near the community hall and post office, start in February.
Woodlands Ward councillor Pat Toohey said there were no plans at this stage to get rid of more than three trees, with council “sowing in the vicinity of 20 new trees” in this round of works.
“We have a responsibility to make sure as young families move around the township, they can do that in a safe manner,” he said.
“It’s also about connecting up, where budget allows, all the different facilities in the township of Gordon”
Stephen Derrick from the ‘We Love Gordon’ group, which started the campaign and petition last week to save 21 trees earmarked for removal in plans from late 2017, said the “past few weeks has demonstrated is that there’s a lot of passion and energy here”.