Vegetation management policy

The plan was previously exhibited. The report in the Council papers for Monday 17th February 2012 presents the results of the consultation process. Thirty three participants provided feedback through the Have Your Say site and six provided additional feedback direct to Council. The majority of responses received were in support of the Draft Vegetation Management Policy, Guidelines and Draft Part C.9 Vegetation Management, with minor changes. There were only three submissions that did not support the Policy.

Based on submissions the only change made to the policy was  “To enhance canopy cover in the Willoughby LGA

The main issues raised were:

1. Not to all pruning of Public Trees for Views
2. Bush Fire Risk
3. Application Notifications (when trees are to be removed)
4. Need for Flexibility to Remove Healthy Trees
5. More Education required

Council officers have recommended that Council adopt::

  1. The Vegetation Management of Willoughby Development Control Plan (WDCP)
  2. The Vegetation Management Policy and Vegetation Management Guidelines
  3. Establish the Tree Offset Planting Scheme once the Policy and Guidelines are adopted.
  4. Repeal the following Policies that have been incorporated into the Vegetation Management Policy and Guidelines, or, are no longer required due to overriding legislation:
  • Nature strips in Willoughby
  • Noxious Weed Bamboo Policy
  • Removal of Trees on Public Land Policy
  • Street Tree Pruning Policy
  • Street Trees Policy – Community Gardens Policy
  • Temporary Access Over Community Land

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Vegetation Management

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Council officers have recommended that Council adopt:

  1. The Vegetation Management of Willoughby Development Control Plan (WDCP)
  2. The Vegetation Management Policy and Vegetation Management Guidelines
  3. Establish the Tree Offset Planting Scheme once the Policy and Guidelines are adopted.
  4. Repeal the following Policies that have been incorporated into the Vegetation Management Policy and Guidelines, or, are no longer required due to overriding legislation:
  • Nature strips in Willoughby
  • Noxious Weed Bamboo Policy
  • Removal of Trees on Public Land Policy
  • Street Tree Pruning Policy
  • Street Trees Policy – Community Gardens Policy
  • Temporary Access Over Community Land

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To become or renew as a member of CWWPA before March 30, direct deposit $10* with your name in the reference field to BSB: 032090 Acct: 548083 & complete our Membership Application.  *Non-refundable subject to meeting membership criteria.

 

 

3rd resident parking sticker

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Council officers have recommended that Council approve:

 The provision of a third resident parking permit for Torrens Title properties
only in existing residential parking areas 2 – 13, 15 – 24.
 Residents living in a boarding house are not entitled to a resident parking
permit.
 The provision of a third resident parking permit for Torrens Title properties
only in new resident parking areas subject to compliance with Transport for
New South Wales Guidelines.
 The fee for a third permit for 2020/ 21 of two hundred and fifty dollars ($250.00)
with annual increases in accordance with Council’s Fees and Charges policy.

That Council note:
 Resident Area 1 in Naremburn will have a maximum permit allocation of two
permits for each property and is excluded from the provision of a third
resident parking permit for Torrens Title properties.
 The provision of the third resident parking permit as outlined in this report will
be incorporated into Council’s Street Parking policy.

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Trailer parking

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After a trial Council Officers have recommended the adoption of a new parking sign – “No Parking – Motor Vehicles Excepted.” In such a restricted area it will be an offence to park any vehicle that is not motorised. This includes, boat trailers, caravans and  horse floats, and trailers of any sort (including box trailers). Initially the signs will be used in Naremburn. But the restrictions can also be used on:

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How to prepare for emergencies

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Storms, bushfires, power outages…this summer we have experienced several extreme situations to test our resilience. Getting prepared for emergencies can make living through them more bearable when disaster hits. Learn how to prepare yourself for the worst at an interactive community information seminar  at 6.30pm on 24 February at Willoughby City Council Chambers, 31 Victor Street Chatswood.

Chaired by Mayor Gail Giles-Gidney, the information seminars are a successful new way Council is engaging with the community. They are a forum for people to hear about significant issues and projects and to ask questions.

The February seminar will feature presentations from Angela Casey, Culture and Leisure Manager and David Roberts, Environment Manager, Willoughby City Council who will provide practical advice on how to get prepared.

Find out how the Red Cross’ ‘Get Prepared’ app can help you access information and tools to complete an emergency plan – bring your mobile phone

Work through real life scenarios to consider how you can prepare your home, family, communications and paperwork for a variety of situations to give you more peace of mind.

Hear about the useful resources and information that you can access from Council.

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To become or renew as a member of CWWPA before March 30, direct deposit $10* with your name in the reference field to BSB: 032090 Acct: 548083 & complete our Membership Application.  *Non-refundable subject to meeting membership criteria.

 

 

Waste Levy to double?

Recycleplant‘Yellow-lid bin’ recycling (papers, tins and bottles in Australia is in crisis. China, the largest customer for Australian recyclables banned acceptance of recyclables in 2018 and a viable replacement market has not been found. Now the depotthat processes Willoughby’s yellow bin waste will close at the end of March. Last week Council started sending recyclables to IQ Renew, a plant on the Central Coast.

Willoughby Council has said that it may need to increase rates because the cost of an alternative recycler was more than doubled.  Waste collection and disposal is funded by Council’s Waste Levy. Council doses not need to seek a rate rise from the state government. The Levy is based on the actual costs involved with collecting and disposing of waste. The Levy can be changed, at will, each financial year

FULL STORY

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Integrated Transport

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Being able to travel easily around Willoughby city and its centres and villages is a high priority. People also had concerns about the affect on local businesses and general liveability, including our health and wellbeing.

The draft Integrated Transport Strategy 2036 identifies the five strategic directions for transport for our local area.

  • be sustainable
  • link people travelling between the CBD and our local centres and villages
  • support community needs while enabling growth
  • make life easier by using smart technology to support growth
  • respond to customer needs and align with government strategies

Now we want to know if we got them right. HAVE YOUR SAY say about the draft Integrated Transport Strategy 2036 before Monday 23 March 2020.