Street Tree Masterplan Amendments

This consultation has concluded.

The BMCC Street tree masterplan was placed on public exhibition in April/May 2010 and adopted by the Council in August 2010. A local community group has subsequently assessed all streets in Blackheath to include them in the Masterplan. These plans are available in the library to download and read and you are invited to view them and provide comment by clicking on the Guest book tab below.


Planning for the succession of aging street trees is a significant issue in many Mountain's towns, while the street environment has become increasingly constrained with underground and overhead services and much higher

The BMCC Street tree masterplan was placed on public exhibition in April/May 2010 and adopted by the Council in August 2010. A local community group has subsequently assessed all streets in Blackheath to include them in the Masterplan. These plans are available in the library to download and read and you are invited to view them and provide comment by clicking on the Guest book tab below.


Planning for the succession of aging street trees is a significant issue in many Mountain's towns, while the street environment has become increasingly constrained with underground and overhead services and much higher standards for roads, kerbs and driveways. In this context sightlines in the street must be maintained. Council's Street tree Masterplan sets out the required technical standards and the species themes for major roads throught the mountains.

The Blackheath Streetscape Group (BSG) is a group of local residents of 10 years standing who have worked with council on numerous street tree projects. Their expertise includes the services of a retired local nurseryman and representation on a local bushcare team. In 2010, using principles discussed with Council's Urban Designer, the BSG undertook a survey of all residential streets in Blackheath to allocate street tree themes. This very significant field work is the basis for the maps which are now presented for public comment.

In July this year we had a Windstorm natural disaster in the upper mountains which makes these maps particularly timely. As such BMCC is proposing an amendment to the Street tree Masterplan by way of 2 x new maps and a revised species list.

Thankyou for your interest in this issue. Please feel free to give us your thoughts and comments.