Have your say on Classified Tree Register

Published on 20 November 2017

Glen Eira City Council is consulting with the community on the implementation of a Classified Tree Register.

The Register could contain a list of trees within the municipality that are considered significant and warrant protection. These trees may be on public or privately-owned land.

A commitment in the Glen Eira Council and Community Plan 2017−2021 is to consult with the community on the implementation of a Register.

We are asking the community the following questions to determine whether a Classified Tree Register should be implemented and, if so, what type of trees should be included on the Register.

  1. Should Council protect significant trees in Glen Eira?
  2. What do you consider to be a ‘significant’ tree?
  3. Should Council protect significant trees through a Tree Register? If not, what other control should be used?
  4. What do you believe the purpose of a Tree Register should be?
  5. Should Council protect Council-owned trees as well as private?
  6. What type of trees should be protected? Eg. indigenous?
  7. How should a tree be assessed as being worthy of protection?
  8. What does it mean having a tree on the Tree Register?
  9. Would you object to a tree on your land being included on the Tree Register?
  10. Would you object to your neighbour’s tree being included on the Tree Register?

To provide your feedback, visit www.gleneira.vic.gov.au/tree-register

The opportunity to provide feedback is available until Sunday 17 December 2017.