Completed on Sun 5 November 2017

Thank you to everyone who provided input on our draft Tree Strategy. Your feedback has provided us with some helpful insights and assisted us in creating a strategy that meets the community’s needs and aspirations regarding Boroondara’s trees.

The Tree Strategy (2017‒2027) and its associated Tree Strategy Action Plan were adopted by Council in December 2017.

The Strategy is based around the following community-led vision: 

“Boroondara continues to be a place of shady trees with leafy streets and green parkland. Our trees enable us to experience the seasons, connect with nature, and contribute to our sense of wellbeing.”

To deliver on this vision, the Tree Strategy outlines the directions and actions required to fulfil six key themes: 

  • Preserving the character of our streets, parks and neighbourhoods
  • Engaging with our community
  • Enhancing health, wellbeing and community connectedness
  • Managing risk and nuisance
  • Continuing responsible stewardship and management
  • Improving our natural environment

The new 10-year Tree Strategy and Tree Strategy Action Plan will help ensure that the decisions we make regarding trees in our public spaces preserve our City’s liveability while creating a sustainable urban forest for current and future generations.

Of course, we welcome your feedback and ideas at any time.

Key dates Activity
December 2016 to March 2017 First round of consultation
October - November 2017 Second round of consultation
December 2017 Council endorsed the Tree Strategy (2017-2027) and the related Tree Strategy Action Plan

Background

Between December 2016 and March 2017, we talked to residents about what they value about trees in the City of Boroondara, as well as opportunities and concerns.

We received more than 330 responses to an online survey and also spoke to around 170 people at pop-up events at the Ashburton and Glenferrie community festivals.

Your feedback has been used to shape the Boroondara Tree Strategy. 

More information

For more information, contact Clare Hart, Coordinator Trees, on 9278 4595 or email Clare Hart.