The Local Planning Panel have allowed the removal of this street tree at Booker Bay as part of a dual occupancy redevelopment of the site.
The seven metre tree will be replaced with an advanced (4-5m) naturalised flora species.
The panel recommended either Elaeocarpus or Corymbia as recommended in the Aboricultural Impact Assessment.
Two residents addressed the panel when it met last week arguing that removal of the street tree would contribute to the urban heat island effect and was inconsistent with Council’s Greener Places Strategy 2021-2031 and that Booker Bay is noted as an Urban Heat Island.
existing Booker Bay Rd box gutter or via excavation required for construction of a footpath along the frontage of the subject site,” the panel said.