Council considered Tree DCP Harmonisation - discussion paper

9 months ago

Council considered an engagement report on the discussion paper at a meeting on Tuesday 25 September 2018. Council passed a motion to:

1. Develop the DCP amendments on tree management unter the following principles:

  • Public safety
  • Protection of property
  • Equity/financial burden
  • Increase in urban canopy
2. Prepare the draft Tree DCP taking into consideration the options within the discussion paper, and the feedback received from the community engagement

3. Report the draft Tree DCP to Council prior to being placed on public exhibition

4. Liaise with the Architectural School and Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology about any advice or assistance or partnership they can offer to assist Council in expanding and measuring tree canopy and green infrastructure

5. Prepare a report about ways the Tree Management Grant System could be funded

6. Consider an establishment of a Significant Tree register in the 2019/20 budget development process

7. Report the level of Tree Canopy for the LGA against the Greater Sydney Commission's target of 40% on the Council website