Planned Tree Works

The flora and fauna of Queenscliffe are a natural representation of the Borough, which is why we go to such lengths to protect it. As part of our commitment to the ongoing care of our flora, Council engages an independent arborist to conduct annual tree health and safety inspections on the trees around in formal parks and Caravan Parks in Point Lonsdale and Queenscliff.

To ensure the safety and health of both the trees and those residing or visiting the Borough, the arborist has recommended a range of works be undertaken.

Two native Moonah’s, one in Victoria Park and one in Royal Park, will have non-invasive cabling installed to provide support and structure and encourage the tree’s growth.

In addition, five Moonah on the Point Lonsdale Foreshore will be reduced to habitat hollows to reduce risk to the community. Works will also be undertaken to remove two dead trees in Victoria Park, and a non-indigenous tree with a declining canopy in Royal Park.

Other general tree maintenance such as removing dead wood and broken, or fractured branches will also occur throughout the Borough.

DEECA (Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action) has been contacted regarding Flora and Fauna Guarantee permits for Moonah work, with Council receiving permissions to proceed with the works for formal parks and Caravan Parks

The Queenscliff Planning scheme has been considered, and at this stage only one planning permit will be required for 4 trees on the Point Lonsdale Foreshore under the Native Vegetation 52.17.

Woodland Tree Reports has also undertaken digital spirit level readings on 10 x Moonah’s to determine if any movement is occurring. Intermittent reading will occur every 3 months to see if there is any movement. If so, recommendations will be made to ensure safety for campers and visitors all while retaining the health of the trees.

By ensuring trees within Council’s land assets are safe and healthy, our residents, ratepayers and tourists can enjoy the beautiful environment safely for years to come.

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