Options and CFA recommendation


The working group has considered three options:

Option 1: Take no action

Based on the low likelihood of fire and low consequence from ignition, do nothing

Option 2: Undergrowth management and some tree works

Remove undergrowth and undertake works on trees to reduce risks from uplift (removal of pine tree branches up to two metres from ground level)

Option 3: full tree removal

Remove 291 trees and conduct weed management and revegetation works

Option One

Take no action

Take no action to reduce ground level fuel or remove pine trees.

CFA fire risk assessment indicates a low likelihood and low consequence from ignition.

Community will continue to perceive the vegetation as a fire risk.

Option Two

Undergrowth management and some tree works

Arborist assessment and tree management plan for the assessment of 291 trees

Uplift and clean up of 291 trees as per CFA recommendation

Carry out of critical removal works as determined by Arborist Assessment

Carry out of recommendations as determined by the Tree Management Plan relating to any future operational expenditure

Minimal works ongoing to manage fuel levels and weed management

Option Three

Full tree removal

291 trees removed, stump removal and burn

Weed Management and Revegetation Plan which is likely to include detailed landscape plans, weed management activities, plantings and a two-year landscape maintenance and defects liability period

Project management and community engagement undertaken by council
Ongoing maintenance of this area of the recreation reserve


CFA recommended that Council consider Option Two as the most appropriate option to achieve risk mitigation and help address community concerns about fire risk.

Consultation has concluded

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