Council has decided on the list of Local Roads shown above as part of its current five year program. More significant roads however, generally have wider road reserves and nature strips than local roads. The scale of the Spotted Gum is more in keeping with these larger scale roads. Such roads also have a significant profile and serve as major linking routes. They were therefore not included in the list decided on by Council in June.
Council has based its decision on balancing the views and concerns of its community, while maintaining a leafy, green character for its local roads and streets. The management of risk is always our highest concern, and Council is on record as recognising the importance of having the right trees in its streets. Such a program of tree planting, removals, and replacement aims to get that balance right.