Draft Street Tree Master Plan on exhibition

1 December, 2015Posted in: Environment, Roads and Assets
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Wingecarribee Shire Council is seeking feedback from residents on its draft Street Tree Master Plan which is now on public exhibition following support from councilors.

Council’s Coordinator of Open Spaces, Greg Bray explained the purpose of the draft Master Plan.

“The Southern Highlands is renowned for its beautiful tree-lined streetscapes and this Master Plan seeks to provide a comprehensive and strategic framework for the sustainable management of our region’s street trees,” he said.

The Master Plan was unanimously endorsed by councillors at last week’s Council meeting where it was agreed the Plan be exhibited until mid-January 2016.

“We encourage as many residents as possible to view the draft plan and make comment by the closing date,” Mr Bray said.

The Draft Street Tree Master Plan looks at a number of issues including street tree selection criteria, the unique characteristics of each urban centre, improved consistency and aesthetic considerations and reducing the conflict between street trees and existing services.

“The aim of the Street Tree Master Plan is to ensure the leafy character of our Shire is preserved and enhanced well into the future,” Mr Bray added.

For further information, or to view a copy of the draft Street Tree Master Plan, visit www.yoursaywingecarribee.com.au, the Moss Vale Civic Centre or Council’s Mittagong, Bowral and Moss Vale libraries.

Submissions and feedback close 4.00pm Wednesday 13 January 2016.

Submissions can be made:

Following the close of the exhibition period, all responses will be collated and included in a final report to be considered by Council.

For further information contact Council’s Open Spaces Coordinator on phone (02) 4868 0574.