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
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.
|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|
|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