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Draft Urban Forest Strategy

Consultation is closed

This consultation ran from 04 November to 19 December 2022


Coordinator Parks and Urban Spaces

Ph: (02) 9911 3544



The Draft Urban Forest Strategy has been developed over the last year in consultation with the community, Council staff and the Aboriginal Heritage Office. Consultants have analysed aerial imaging and tree plotter data alongside the consultation information to produce the Draft. The Urban Forest Strategy will guide Council over the next 10 years.


The urban forest strategy has been prepared with assistance of Arbor Carbon consultants to provide a holistic approach to protect and improve the Urban Forest of the LGA through effective management of the existing tree canopy whilst increasing public knowledge to facilitate enhanced understanding of the value of trees.

The development of the strategy has involved; engagement with Council staff and the local community; analysis of Council's tree database (Tree Plotter) and aerial vegetation imagery; aligning the data with the land use zones from the Local Environmental Plan (LEP). From this information targets have been developed for canopy cover using the NSW Government Greener Neighbourhood Guide or using the mean canopy cover for individual land use zones.

Have Your Say

To have your say on the Draft Urban Forest Strategy please make a submission to the General Manager, by either:-   

Surveys and written submissions must be received by Council before 5.00pm, Monday 19 December 2022. 

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