Pyalong Recreation Reserve trees

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Consultation has concluded

Some Pyalong community members have raised concerns about the potential fire risk of vegetation from pine trees on the southern side of the Pyalong Recreation Reserve (West Road).

In response, Council sought specialist advice about the plantation, the level of risk it presented and whether removal of the trees was warranted.

The Country Fire Authority (CFA) was engaged to conduct a fire risk assessment which concluded that the risk from the plantation was low and that reducing ground-level fuel rather than removal of the pine trees would mitigate the low risk.

Council is now seeking community input on three options for the plantation:

  1. Take no action
  2. Ground-level fuel reduction and uplift works (removal of pine tree branches up to two metres from ground level)
  3. Full removal of all 291 trees

Council is now seeking community input on the three options to help determine a preferred approach.

Survey closes 21 September 2020.

Some Pyalong community members have raised concerns about the potential fire risk of vegetation from pine trees on the southern side of the Pyalong Recreation Reserve (West Road).

In response, Council sought specialist advice about the plantation, the level of risk it presented and whether removal of the trees was warranted.

The Country Fire Authority (CFA) was engaged to conduct a fire risk assessment which concluded that the risk from the plantation was low and that reducing ground-level fuel rather than removal of the pine trees would mitigate the low risk.

Council is now seeking community input on three options for the plantation:

  1. Take no action
  2. Ground-level fuel reduction and uplift works (removal of pine tree branches up to two metres from ground level)
  3. Full removal of all 291 trees

Council is now seeking community input on the three options to help determine a preferred approach.

Survey closes 21 September 2020.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded. For more information on this project please contact council on 5734 6200.
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    • Take our online survey or fill in the hard copy survey
    • Contact Council directly on 5734 6200 to discuss the project in more detail or ask any questions you may have.

    Survey closes 21 September 2020

    Consultation has concluded
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