What is at stake
Riparian corridors are hotspots for biodiversity and provide habitat for an enormous range of flora and fauna. You can walk along the banks of Rapid Creek and find herons, egrets, kingfishers and honeyeaters. These birds in turn are dependent upon the fish, molluscs, insects and flowering and fruiting plants that also inhabit this area. Removing large, mature trees, as proposed, would be devastating for this important habitat.