Save the Trees - Inner West Council Meeting Tuesday 24 September 2019
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Source/High Resolution: Tree Canopy Map
The Amended DCP:On the 27 August 2019 a litany of amendments were made to the Draft Tree DCP recommended by Council Officer. Minutes of Meeting
The Greens Recision Motion:The Greens have put a recision motion on the Council Meeting Agenda of 24 September to undo the damaging litany of amendments and adopt the officers' recommended Draft Tree DCP
The Draft Tree DCP was the result of extensive consultation, including leaflets to every household, and research documented on the council's have your say website.
Independent Clr Stamolis had put forward
Labor has also put forward
The Group Manager Trees, Parks and Streetscapes comments on Item 17 are:
Council is currently in the process of undertaking an audit of all public (street and park) trees. This work should be complete in 2019. After the audit is complete, Council will prepare a Street Tree Strategy and Masterplan. This document will address the matter of tree canopy across the Inner West, as well as methodologies for community engagement and participation. This is a substantial project, which is due for completion in 2020.
The preparation of a Significant Tree Register has been budgeted for financial year 2020/21.
A ‘Trees on Private Land’ fact sheet is currently being developed that will provide guidance on how to maintain trees, where to plant and what species to use.
Controls relating to undergrounding of power lines would sit in a ‘Site facilities’ DCP (or similar) and would including generic controls around public utilities, telecommunications and services etc.
|Westconnex Destruction of Trees|
The CEO has also placed a report on the AgendaReport includes the result of the 27 August council resolution incorporating a litany of amendments into the Draft Tree DCP.
Since January 2019, 211 tree permits were approved and 71 were refused.