What is the Casey Trees Guide?

    Treed landscapes are highly valued by the City of Casey. There are an estimated 250,000 trees growing in streets, parklands and several hundred thousand on private land across the municipality and Casey is committed to their preservation and expansion, which includes the City’s streets and reserves and those trees on private land.

    The City of Casey is one of the fastest-growing municipalities in Australia and will become one of the five most highly populated municipalities in Australia. In response to this development there is a need to address the issue of tree management while promoting a green landscape; an important step in providing a beneficial and enduring asset that will contribute to Casey’s liveability.

    The Casey Trees Guide is designed to assist residents, property owners, and those working in the City of Casey to understand street tree policies and to provide a guide to living with trees in the City of Casey.

    Why do we need the Casey Trees Guide?

    This guide is designed to help residents, property owners and developers and those working with Council to understand the City’s requirements for tree management.

    The aim of the tree guide is to provide information about Council’s trees, which consists of streetscapes and parks throughout the municipality. This is done by:

    • Establishing and maintaining healthy tree population within the City.

    • Promoting efficient and cost-effective management of the trees.

    • Integrating tree management with Council’s Vision and other policy objectives.

    • Maintaining trees in a healthy condition through appropriate and recognised arboricultural practices.

    • Providing criteria for the selection of trees for planting in streets and parklands that provides a more liveable approach for the residents of the City.

    • Selecting, planting, and maintaining trees appropriately to maximize their benefits and liveability for residents.

    • Providing management to ensure space for the planting of trees within the suburban development process.

    • To provide information regarding the listing and management of significant trees within Casey.

    • Informing and educating the community in regard to public tree management.

    What are the Principles for Managing Casey’s Trees?

    The eight Principles for managing Casey’s Trees are:

    1. Trees contribute to the character of Casey
    2. Trees improve the Casey environment
    3. Residents should enjoy living with trees in their neighbourhood
    4. Trees should be as safe as possible
    5. The right type of tree will be planted in the right location
    6. A variety of tree types is the best defence against pest, disease and climate change
    7. Trees are well looked after to ensure a green legacy for Casey
    8. Casey Council is responsible for managing its trees

    What happens next?

    We value your ideas to ensure the Casey Trees Guide reflects your true needs and expectations.

    Your feedback and ideas will be used to refine the strategy in late 2015.

    How can I have my say?

    Consultation has now closed. Thanks for your feedback and participation.

    Council has developed the Casey Trees Guide and we want to hear from you, about your ideas on the size and types of street trees to be planted in Casey’s residential streets.

    Your feedback will help us refine our strategy to better meet the needs of the community.

    View the Casey Trees Guide, complete our quick polls and survey and share your ideas in our forum by Friday 28 August 2015.

    Have a question?

    What are the competition terms and conditions?

    1. This competition is open to people living in Australia (excludes Council staff and Councillors).
    2. There is one $200 Bunnings voucher to giveaway.
    3. The voucher cannot be redeemed for cash.
    4. Competition closes Friday 28 August 2015 at 5.00 pm. No late entries accepted.
    5. Winners will be chosen at random and notified by email by 5.00 pm Friday 11 September 2015.
    6. To be eligible to win, entrants must complete the Casey Trees survey by the closing time/date.