Draft Urban Forest Strategy

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Bushland in the City of Kalamunda

Comments close: 5pm, Friday 29 January 2021.

The City of Kalamunda has released a Draft Urban Forest Strategy for public comment.

Our vision for the City’s urban forest is: Our diverse forest is valued as an intrinsic feature of our evolving urban landscape that supports a happy, healthy and prosperous community.

A recent independent study conducted within 131 Councils across Australia ranked the City of Kalamunda in the top 20 Councils of the 131 assessed in terms of overall tree canopy however it ranked poorly in terms of annual loss of tree canopy, primarily due to residential and industrial development.

The draft Strategy has been developed in part to respond to this annual loss of tree canopy, especially in the urban environment. The Strategy looks at the three main environments within the City (Swan Coastal Plain, Darling Scarp and Darling Plateau) with targets for both retention and improvements in tree canopy coverage by 2028 against the 2018 benchmark. Specific actions have been proposed in the Strategy.

It’s now over to you to let us know what you think of the Strategy and the proposed actions.

Note: It is important that you download and read the draft Urban Forest Strategy so you are able to respond to this survey.

Comments close: 5pm, Friday 29 January 2021.

The City of Kalamunda has released a Draft Urban Forest Strategy for public comment.

Our vision for the City’s urban forest is: Our diverse forest is valued as an intrinsic feature of our evolving urban landscape that supports a happy, healthy and prosperous community.

A recent independent study conducted within 131 Councils across Australia ranked the City of Kalamunda in the top 20 Councils of the 131 assessed in terms of overall tree canopy however it ranked poorly in terms of annual loss of tree canopy, primarily due to residential and industrial development.

The draft Strategy has been developed in part to respond to this annual loss of tree canopy, especially in the urban environment. The Strategy looks at the three main environments within the City (Swan Coastal Plain, Darling Scarp and Darling Plateau) with targets for both retention and improvements in tree canopy coverage by 2028 against the 2018 benchmark. Specific actions have been proposed in the Strategy.

It’s now over to you to let us know what you think of the Strategy and the proposed actions.

Note: It is important that you download and read the draft Urban Forest Strategy so you are able to respond to this survey.