Significant trees provide considerable environmental benefits while mitigating the impacts of heatwaves. Large trees provide cooling in streets, parks and homes where it’s needed the most during heatwaves.
The draft Significant Tree Policy was endorsed by Council at the 20 April Council Meeting and proposes establishing a register of significant trees on private land, and outlines criteria for assessing whether a tree is significant.
Once a tree is listed on the register, owners would require a Tree Work Permit for any maintenance works or tree removal.
This new draft policy supports Council’s draft Brimbank Tree Policy which has been developed to support the creation of a cool, green, healthy and resilient municipality through an extensive urban forest.
- How will my feedback be used?
- What trees are considered significant?
- Can I nominate a tree to be included on the Significant Tree Register?
- What is the Local Law clause that the Street Tree Policy is based upon?
- Will having a Significant Tree on my property limit future developments?
- What will happen once draft Street Tree Policy is adopted?