Following extensive community consultation, the Inverleigh Tree Succession Plan (the Plan) has been developed to detail the approach Council will take to removing and replacing trees in Inverleigh and outlines the ongoing management of significant trees and newly planted trees at four locations throughout Inverleigh.
The Plan was endorsed at the October Council meeting, noting further community engagement to determine the species of tree at the eastern entrance to Inverleigh. This recommendation followed inconclusive results from the Inverleigh Tree Succession Plan survey which was open to the community from Thursday 12 May to Thursday 16 June.
Residents of Inverleigh are once again invited to have their say on the species of tree they would like to see as part of the eastern entrance and are also invited to make a submission on the Plan which is on public exhibition ahead of Council’s November meeting.
The Plan and the survey will be open from Friday 28 October to 5pm, 25 November.
The Inverleigh Tree Succession Plan is now on public exhibition and community members are invited to make a submission on the plan.
Following inconclusive results from the Inverleigh Tree Succession Plan Survey which was open to the community from Thursday12 May to Thursday 16 June, community members of Inverleigh are again invited to have their say on the species of tree they would like to see as part of the eastern entrance to Inverleigh.
Community members can choose from one of four tree species including:
- Argyle Apple - Eucalyptus Cinerea (Australian Native)
The Argyle Apple is a hardy tree that is tolerant to to many conditions. The species has a silver-blue leaf that has great contrast to soft landscapes. Flowers between May and November with white flowers.
- Holm Oak - Quercus Ilex (Mediteranean)
The Holm Oak is a slow growing, long lived tree that is tolerant to extended periods of drought an is suitable for temperate regions. Flowers between March and September with inconspicuous green catkins.
- Southern Magnolia - Magnolia Grandiflora (South Eastern United States
The Southern Magnolia is a slow growing, long lived tree that grows in a compact form and broadens with age. The species is tolerant to harsh conditions once established. Flowers from March through to June with large and grand white flowers.
- Kurrajong - Brachychiton populneus (Australian Native)
The Kurrajong has smooth green bark in young trees, which develops into darker bark with large branches as it matures.
Flowers from October through to December with pale green bell shaped flowers.
What Happens Next
The feedback provided during the consultation period will now be used to finalise the species of trees to be planted as part of the Eastern Avenue.
Following adoption of the Plan, works are scheduled to begin in December with the pruning of high-risk trees throughout both the east and west entrances, followed by the removal of trees identified in the plan from December to February. Soil conditioning will then take place in January and February to prepare the soil for planting throughout April and May, 2023.
Tuesday 2 November, 2021: Feedback opens Saturday 20 November, 2021: Drop-in engagement session at Yerram Yaluk Bun Play Space, 1 East Street, Inverleigh from 10am to 12pm. Sunday 5 December, 2021: Feedback closes at 11.59pm Thursday 19 May, 2022: Survey opens Thursday 16 June, 2022: Survey closes at 9am
Friday 28 October, 2022:
Plan and survey open for public exhibition and feedback
5pm, Friday 25 November, 2022:
Plan and survey close
Tuesday 29 November, 2022:
Inverleigh Tree Succession Plan presented to Counil for adoption