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The former Sandringham City Council

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  • The former City of Sandringham

  • Councillors and Mayors of the former City of Sandringham, and their periods in office

  • The Sandringham Environment Series – Eight booklets on the environment of the former City of Sandringham

  • A Supreme Court decision on street trees not being allowed to be felled improperly.

    The Queen versus the Mayor, Councillors and Citizens of the City of Sandringham:

    Before the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, or its predecessor, existed to settle many administrative civil legal disputes in Victoria, citizens faced the demanding prospect of seeking justice via the issue of a prerogative writ in the Supreme Court.

    A landmark case in the Supreme Court of Victoria led to a row of some 20 tall Mahogany Gums (Eucalyptus botryoides) in Linacre Road, Hampton, that the Council resolved to fell in 1972 being allowed to survive in sound order until their age justified their removal some 35 years later.

    This case, where large costs were awarded against the Council, prompted a significant and long-lasting change in the attitude of the Sandringham City Council to street trees, and that precedent has carried on to influence its successor, Bayside City Council.