Street trees are criticially important to inner city environments. Trees and tree canopies provide shade for pedestrians and cars, provide habitat and refuge for local birds and other fauna, improve air quality, and improve the way our streets look and feel.
Trees come in many shapes and sizes and species. Trees provide us with many important benefits, but the wrong tree in the wrong place can have significant negative impacts. This is a big consideration for all local governments to ensure the safety, amenity, and health of trees.
The Town is seeking community involvement in order to determine exactly what Mosman Park residents and the community values with respect to street trees and streetscapes within Mosman Park.
The Town has prepared an online survey to capture these opinions and values. The survey includes questions designed to capture how our residents and non-resident property owners feel about trees in our Town and their thoughts on how our streetscapes should look into the future.
Once completed, you can click here to complete the survey, which is estimated to take around 10-15 minutes to complete. The survey will be open until close of business 7 January 2019.
The results of the survey will assist the Town in the creation of a Street Tree Masterplan.
The Street Tree Masterplan is a strategic document that will identify the current risks and threats to trees within Mosman Park and outline actions to protect and enhance the streetscapes holistically. It is anticipated that the Street Tree Masterplan will be drafted by the middle of 2019. Further consultation of the Masterplan will be undertaken at that time.
Please note that the community consultation about street trees is separate to the Let's Revitalise Mosman Park consultation, which focuses only on the Glyde Street precinct.
If you have any questions about the development of the Significant Tree Register, you can view the draft policy, and send us your input by email to firstname.lastname@example.org