What is the draft Public Tree Management Policy?
- Establishes Council’s commitment and future strategic direction for the enhancement, protection, management and maintenance of public trees and vegetation.
- Provides clear policy approaches for all public tree issues.
- Applies to all Council activities undertaken by Council’s staff, contractors, consultants, volunteers, the general public and ratepayers.
Why do we need a Public Tree Management Policy?
What does the draft Public Tree Management Policy cover?
What will Council do?
Council will strategically plan, invest in and deliver quality streetscapes and open space, improved public amenity, and increased shade for the whole community.
Council will achieve this by:
- Developing documents and processes necessary to support a robust public tree management program.
- Using a staged approach to address priority areas.
What is the draft Tree and Vegetation Vandalism Policy?
- States Council’s strong opposition to tree/vegetation vandalism on Council owned or managed land at any time or under any circumstances.
- Promotes a consistent approach by Council to respond to tree/vegetation vandalism occurring on Council owned or managed land.
Why do we need a Tree and Vegetation Vandalism Policy?
- Loss of habitat for native wildlife
- Weed invasion
- Slope instability
- Loss of shade and amenity
- Costs to Council (both financial and human resources)
How was the draft Tree and Vegetation Vandalism Policy developed?
What types of tree and vegetation vandalism does this Policy cover?
How can I report tree/vegetation vandalism to Council?
Is the draft Tree and Vegetation Vandalism Policy only about response measures after an incident of tree/vegetation vandalism has occurred?
How will Council manage trees and the vandalism of trees on private land?
What happens next?