Our green infrastructure – which includes our trees - are highly valued by our community and contribute greatly to the amenity of the built environment within our Shire.

Trees enhance liveability, landscape character and biodiversity.

Trees are also widely recognised for their contribution to reducing the impacts of climate change, improving water conservation and for their shade which can significantly reduce daytime temperatures

Despite their benefits, the presence of trees in public areas can create a degree of risk to people, property and services through loss of limbs or total tree failure.

Our Draft Tree Management Plan provides the framework for the maintenance, renewal and risk management of all tree assets growing on Council owned and managed land. This includes trees within designated roads and other reserves in Strathbogie Shire.

The Draft Tree Management Plan documents the management strategies that Council has in place to ensure the longevity and quality of trees within the Shire’s urban environments, as well as the risk management framework that will be applied to mitigate risk to the community as much as is reasonable and practicable.

The Draft Plan does not cover trees within Environmental Significance, Vegetation Protection and Heritage Overlays – these are administered by the Council’s Planning Department. It also excludes trees on private property, Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC), VicTrack, VicRoads, DELWP and Parks Victoria managed land, or any other land for which Council does not have responsibility.

Community feedback will be incorporated into the final version of the plan before it is adopted by Council.

Submissions on the Draft Tree Management Plan must be received by 5pm on Friday, September 30, 2022.

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