A small win for the wildlife- some of the Gold Coasts owls and a sugar gliders have had their tree homes saved from developers

In an evaluation of a proposed Upper Coomera project, council environmental officers ruled that five hollow-bearing trees on the site could not be cut down, as they are believed to house owls and squirrel gliders.

The ruling effectively removes six lots worth a total of $1.2 million from the multimillion-dollar residential project, which developer Norm Rix says will virtually make his development financially unviable.
However council environmental officers originally wanted 12 lots of land removed from the development to protect the trees, but were talked down to six by Mr Rix.

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