The campaign to keep the historic Laman Street figs in Newcastle has become one of  the most significant community actions seen in the area in many years.

Yesterday David talked to Carol Duncan on ABC radio yesterday, discussing the history of the issue, where it is now, and the options for solution.

Listen to the interview here.

David has been active on this issue from NSW Parliament, calling on both the Heritage Minister and Roads Minister to step in and break the deadlock for the benefit of all.

You can read more about that here.

There is a real opportunity for the government to engage in a cooperative approach with Newcastle Council and present a viable solution.

This would be a positive outcome both for the Council, who appear to have locked themselves unwittingly into an unwanted position, and for the broad-based community coalition, who continue to gain respect and support for their dedicated campaign to protect these historic trees.