Twenty three hectares of forested land, between the East Tamar Highway and Hillwood Road, currently zoned as ‘Priority Habitat’ is subject to a clearfell proposal by the owner.
The forested land provides an important buffer between the highway and a residential area.
The environmental impact of clearfelling this bushland would be detrimental to the many families living on Hillwood Road, as well as a tragedy for the native species resident within, including spotted quolls and wallaby species, possums and native birds.
Hillwood has been subjected to significant clearfelling in recent months, with negative changes imposed on this quiet semi-rural community.
The social impact of losing the noise buffer to the highway is extreme.
Let’s keep the Wood in Hillwood!