As part of developing the first draft Greening Strategy for the MidCoast, we have identified the need for targeted vegetation management in areas across the region that contribute:
- significant ecological values, either through maintaining important habitat or corridors linking habitats enabling fauna movement
- landscape character and amenity… some locations are renowned for their ‘leafy’ character, while others provide a vegetated landscape on entry into our towns and villages.
Targeted mapping has taken place to identify these areas, which are included in the draft Vegetation Management Policy. Under the new approach, the existing ‘Tree Preservation Order’ currently applied through a ‘blanket approach’ in the Great Lakes region would be removed.
To find out more about this project, visit the Draft Vegetation Management Policy webpage over at our new online engagement website, Have Your Say.