What do you think of our draft Tree Management Policy?

Published on 25 January 2019

Council is seeking feedback on a new draft policy which provides clear direction and a sustainable approach to management of the shire’s valuable street and park trees.

The draft Tree Management Policy looks at how trees will be selected, planted, cared for and managed.

Macedon Ranges Shire is known for its picturesque setting, parks and tree-lined streets, and these qualities contribute significantly to the liveability of the municipality. The shire’s trees are diverse and valuable assets, and many also have heritage and conservation values.

The draft policy sets out Council’s principles, procedures and requirements for managing trees within the shire’s urban boundary, towns and along roadsides in speed limit zones of up to 80 kilometres per hour.

Tree protection, planting and selection, replacement, removal and pruning, and more are addressed in the new policy, which will replace the current Street Tree Policy 2008.

To have your say on the draft Tree Management Policy, fill out the online feedback form at Your Say, email mrsc@mrsc.vic.gov.au or send in a written submission to PO Box 151, Kyneton 3444.

Feedback is invited until Thursday 21 February 2019.