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Representing rural residents in Banjup, Jandakot, and Treeby


Tree Planting at Banjup Memorial Park

Posted by Ian Thurston on January 27, 2014 at 1:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Main Roads’ realignment of the junction of Armadale Road and Warton Road necessitated the removal of two trees at the front of the Banjup Memorial Park.

On Wednesday 22 January 2014, the Banjup Residents Group planted two new trees at the rear of the Park in honour of the men of Banjup who fought and fell in World War I.

Steve Treeby a grandson of Ernest Treeby who is remembered at the Memorial Park, planted the replacement trees in his ancestors' and their Banjup mates' honour.

The ceremony was attended by Banjup residents, the Cockburn RSL, and Logan Howlett, Mayor of Cockburn.



Banjup Memorial Park

Posted by Ian Thurston on September 27, 2012 at 2:45 AM Comments comments (0)

When Armadale Road is eventually widened to dual carriageway, the Banjup Memorial Park will have its boundaries adjusted, as proposed by Main Roads WA and approved by the City of Cockburn. Essentially, the Park will be shifted 5 metres north away from the road. The two small trees closest to the road will be lost and replaced by two more trees at the northern end of the park. The tree planted by Banjup residents in 2011 will be unaffected. You can see the architect’s report here.

The changes have the support of the Jandakot Fire Brigade, descendants of those remembered on the plaque, the Cockburn RSL, and the Banjup Residents Group.

Armadale Road to Cut Through Banjup Memorial Park

Posted by Ian Thurston on June 14, 2012 at 2:40 AM Comments comments (1)

Main Roads WA and the City of Cockburn have plans to cut through the Banjup Memorial Park when Armadale Road is widened at the intersection with Warton Road. They are proposing that the memorial plaque and the 2 trees closest to Armadale Road be moved to the back, northern, end of the Park. You can read the proposals here.

In April 2011, the Banjup Residents Group arranged for the replanting of one of the 14 trees in the Park by a descendant of one of the 14 men from Banjup who fell in World War I. That tree will not be affected by Main Roads proposal.

Main Roads WA engaged a ‘heritage consultant’ to assess the impacts of the modifications. Sadly, the consultant only spoke with the President of the RSL WA and with the City of Cockburn, neither of whom know much about Banjup.

Your Committee needs your views as to how to proceed with the proposal: do we accept it and see 2 trees replaced or do we oppose it and request Main Roads to change the alignment of Armadale Road so that the 2 trees are not touched? Please post your thoughts here on this news item or email your replies to [email protected]