Urban Forest Policy Blacktown City recognises that trees and shrubs are vital to the urban landscape.
They provide benefits and improvements to the urban aesthetics, environment, biodiversity, climate, economy, and social wellbeing of the community.
- Optimise the Urban Forest within the constraints of the modern urban landscape – infrastructure requirements, health and safety considerations and development issues.
- Provide methods, designs and techniques that will minimise conflicts between trees have and the built environment.
- Involve members of the community in the selection, planting and protection of our urban forest through programs of education, promotion and consultation.
- Develop park and streetscape designs and strategies suited to our City
- Implement a priority based program for the planting and replacement of trees.
The policy is available in Council's Policy register HERE.