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Draft Street Tree Master Plan

Consultation is now closed

Ran from Monday 2 December 2013 to 5pm Friday 21 February 2014


Acting Manager - Open Space
Ph: (02) 9911 3544



Street trees are important community assets that are valuable to the amenity of the local area. There are nearly 12,000 street trees in the Lane Cove area, with around 200 different species of trees used in the 296 streets. Street trees are an integral part of Council’s infrastructure but are under increasing pressure from services and the changing environment.

Council developed a Draft Street Tree Master Plan to assist Council’s street tree planting program for the next 10 to 15 years. The Draft Street Tree Master Plan includes:-

  • An overview of the landscape character in each of the neighbourhood in the LGA;
  • A description of the landscape character of each of the main road corridors in the LGA;
  • Street tree planting guidelines for the typical Lane Cove street and verge profiles;
  • A list of proposed tree species for each street in the LGA;
  • A list of streets suitable for aerial bundled conductors (ABC) to reduce the impact of pruning under the overhead wires; and
  • Street tree data sheets with photos and detailed information for each recommended tree species.

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What Next?

Comments received will be reviewed and evaluated by relevant staff and consultants to determine if any changes to the plan are required. A report will be prepared for Council, which includes the results of the community consultation and any recommendations of changes to the proposed plan.

It is expected that this will be considered by Council at the Ordinary Council Meeting of Tuesday, 22 April 2014*. If adopted the report will be a guiding document on how our street tree planting program is carried out.

* Please note, the proposed date for consideration of this matter by Council is subject to change and cannot be confirmed until the Agenda is published on Thursday 17 April 2014.