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Published on 01 July 2020

Have your say on the proposed Classified Tree Local Law

Community members are invited to have their say on a proposal to establish a Classified Tree Register for trees on public and private land, and a Local Law which will protect the trees on the Register.

Council is seeking feedback on the criteria used to identify the most valuable and important trees within the municipality, as well as the system for issuing permits for pruning and removal of the trees which are protected under the proposed Local Law.

Once established, the Local Law will provide clear and consistent criteria for the local community to identify and nominate trees on both public and private land. These criteria include horticultural and environmental values, as well as trees that have links to historical significance and Aboriginal culture.

Glen Eira Mayor Cr Margaret Esakoff said trees have always been an important part of what makes Glen Eira such a great place to live.

“Glen Eira’s trees make an important contribution to our local amenity, neighbourhood character, landscape values and cultural heritage,” she said.

“We want to hear from the community on the proposal to protect our most valuable and important trees for now, as well as for future generations.

“I encourage the community to come forward with their views on how the proposed Local Law can be improved and achieve the overall outcome of maintaining our City’s most valuable and important trees.”

For further information and to have your say, visit the website or email.

You can also provide feedback via the prepaid submission form which will be enclosed in the July edition of Glen Eira News.
If you would like a hard copy of the documents sent to you via post, contact Council’s Service Centre on 9524 3333.

The opportunity to provide a submission closes Wednesday 29 July.

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