Inner West Council Tree DCP
Read the litany of amendments made to the Tree DCP at 27 August 2019 Inner West Council Meeting.
How the draft Tree Management DCP on the Agenda Papers developedA discussion paper including principles and options to guide the development of the new plan was distributed for community feedback in August/September 2018. Feedback was used to create the plan which the elected Council endorsed for public exhibition at their meeting in November 2018. Principles that guided the draft Tree Management DCP
- Public safety – Trees on private land are managed to ensure public safety and risk is managed appropriately.
- Protection of property – Trees on private land are managed to ensure protection of property.
- Equity/ financial cost - Trees are there for the benefit of the community and the costs incurred by residents to maintain trees should be reduced.
- Increased urban canopy – Trees are essential for creating liveable cities and urban canopy needs to be increased.
Council Meeting 27 August 2019 Agenda Papers
NSW Government Target 40% Tree Canopy"We’re working with everyone in Sydney to plant Five Million Trees (5MT) by 2030. That’s more trees in our streets, parks, backyards, neighbourhoods and schools, so we can grow our tree canopy from 16.8%* to 40% (*source Office of Environment and Heritage, 2011)." https://5milliontrees.nsw.gov.au/about-the-project
|Inner West Tree Canopy|
Current Inner West Tree Canopy: