Council has prepared a Draft Public Tree Planting and Management Policy, which is a proposed revision of the Draft Street Tree Policy.
At its meeting on May 2 Council endorsed the release of the Draft Public Tree Planting and Management Policy for public comment.
The existing policy, titled Street Tree Planting and Management Policy was initially adopted by Council in May 2017 and re-adopted following review in February 2021.
Council resolved to commence a subsequent review of the policy one year from the adoption in 2021.
The proposed renaming of the policy is to better reflect the management of the entire asset class of trees across the municipality.
The policy is supported by Planting and Management Guidelines that act as a procedural document to assist in guiding informed decision making, particularly on species selection.
Modifications proposed to the policy include:
- strengthening of the species selection criteria;
- identifying the appropriate naming of the policy; and,
- referencing the Guidelines document as accompanying documentation.
Alternatively you can write to:
Public Tree Policy Feedback
Warrnambool City Council
PO Box 198
Submissions close on June 10, 2022.