A petition has been sent to Council by residents living in the area to remove all street trees in Yarcombe Crescent and Bampton Mews.

Council is committed to genuine and meaningful community engagement in our decision-making processes.

We aim to ensure that the diverse perspectives, experiences, abilities and aspirations of our community are considered when Council makes decisions.

At the Council Meeting on Monday 13 September, a Notice of Motion was raised to request Officers to undertake a survey of property owners “to ascertain if they would like to retain the existing street trees immediately adjacent to their properties.”

Through this survey, Council would like “to establish whether there is support to replace some trees or all the trees, and if so, what characteristics would they like to see in their replacement trees in terms of size, form and whether deciduous.”

This Notice of Motion (NOM419) is consistent with the adopted recommendations from the Council Report SU558 ‘Street trees in Craigieburn’ on the 15 July 2020, whereby Council will “Continue to manage the street trees in the precinct in accordance with Council’s Reserve and Street Tree Policy. Within this report, Officers made a commitment undertake a community sentiment survey to further understand local expectations and perspectives on the issue.

To read Notice of Motion (NOM419) or the Council Report (SU558) you can access the Council Meeting Agenda for 13 September 2021.

How you can participate

People could get involved by filling out an online survey to help Council make an informed decision.

fill out the online survey by Sunday 17 October 2021