Urban Forest Strategy

OUTCOME

The Urban Forest Strategy was adopted at the 19 July Committee meeting, following the final review period. The City wishes to thank everyone who contributed to this project.

The next steps to be undertaken by the City include collating information on 2017 tree installations to inform future tree planting projects and undertaking canopy coverage mapping in the Summer period.

The final text version of the strategy is now available in the Document Library or by clicking here.


Thank you to everyone who has provided feedback on the City's Draft Urban Forest Strategy. The public comment period has now

OUTCOME

The Urban Forest Strategy was adopted at the 19 July Committee meeting, following the final review period. The City wishes to thank everyone who contributed to this project.

The next steps to be undertaken by the City include collating information on 2017 tree installations to inform future tree planting projects and undertaking canopy coverage mapping in the Summer period.

The final text version of the strategy is now available in the Document Library or by clicking here.


Thank you to everyone who has provided feedback on the City's Draft Urban Forest Strategy. The public comment period has now closed.

A report will be presented to the Community, Technical, Finance and Corporate Services Committee Meeting on Wednesday, 19 July 2017.

Further information will be provided here following the outcome, so watch this space!


Have your say!

The City has worked with the community in recent months in the development of our draft Urban Forest Strategy.

The draft strategy is now available in the Document library, or by clicking here. You are invited to provide feedback by:

  • completing the feedback form below;
  • writing to the Chief Executive Officer, City of Bayswater, PO Box 467 Morley WA 6943; or
  • email to mail@bayswater.wa.gov.au

For further information please contact the City's Urban Forest and Ecosystems Officer, Amy Warner on 9270 4177.

Submissions close at 4.00pm, Friday 2 June 2017.


The City of Bayswater has around 32,000 trees and they make a significant contribution to enhancing the quality of our urban living environment. The City currently spends annually $1.7M on maintaining these trees and $400,000 to enhance our tree network.

As part of the City's reinvigorated commitment to our 'Garden City' ethos, Council has resolved:

“That in order to mitigate the Urban Heat Island effect and to provide considerable environmental benefits, City Officers investigate options to increase the City's tree canopy coverage from the 13.2% to 20% by 2025.”

In order to work towards this goal, Council has significantly increased its investment in tree planting and doubled it's funding for the 2016-17 financial year. As a result, this winter 1,500 large trees were planted.

On the strategic front the City is developing an urban forest strategy. This document will set a vision for what our Urban Forest should look like in ten years' time and will identify the high level policy tools required to achieve this outcome.

More details on tree management, why trees are important and how the City is developing this strategy can be found at http://www.bayswater.wa.gov.au/trees.

To ensure that the strategy hits the mark we need your help to identify what is important to our community when developing an urban forest strategy through this survey.


  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Have your say! Please tell us what you think about the City's Draft Urban Forest Strategy. Comments close by 4.00pm, 2 June 2017.

    Have your say! Please tell us what you think about the City's Draft Urban Forest Strategy. Comments close by 4.00pm, 2 June 2017.

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