The City of Boroondara is well known for its wide, tree-lined streets. It should come as no surprise that the word ‘Boroondara,’ which comes from the language of the area’s original occupants, the Wurundjeri people means, ‘where the ground is thickly shaded.’
To keep it this way, you’re being asked by the City of Boroondara to provide your feedback on a draft Tree Strategy by Sunday 5 November 2017. The draft strategy focuses on the major issues facing the area’s tree population, including the ageing and limited diversity of tree species, and explores how to address these and other issues.
You’re invited to find out more at an information and engagement session being held on Wednesday 25 October at 6pm at the Hawthorn Arts Centre. A presentation titled ‘Managing trees for people in a changing climate’ will cover some of the challenges facing Boroondara’s tree population.
This will be delivered by Dave Kendal, Research Fellow University of Melbourne from the Clean Air and Urban Landscape (CAUL) hub of the National Environmental Science Program. “It’s important we ensure our community is well informed and the draft Tree Strategy reflects our shared needs and aspirations,” said Cr Phillip Healey, Mayor of Boroondara.
“From December 2016 to March 2017 we heard what was important about our trees from over 500 community members. These sentiments also aligned with what we heard from the community via the Boroondara Community Plan.
“We’ve developed a draft vision and strategy that reflects this feedback and I urge anyone who is passionate about our trees to attend the information session or read the proposed strategy on our website. Community feedback will help inform the final strategy, being presented to Council later in the year,” Cr Healey added.
To access the draft strategy visit ‘Have your say on the Draft Boroondara Tree Strategy.’ This page includes an opportunity to register to attend the information session as well as an email address and phone number where you can provide feedback on the solutions proposed.
For more information email Anne Forbes, Communications Business Partner. Phone: 9278 4420.