Council considers urban tree strategy
Central Coast Council is considering developing a Greening Places Strategy, which would aim to enhance the urban tree canopy and reduce the "urban heat island effect".
The strategy is one of a number about which the council is seeking community views through an online survey.
These include a sustainability strategy, a biodiversity strategy and a waste strategy.
"This online survey will help us ensure we are meeting community expectations and understand what the community sees as priorities," said mayor Cr Jane Smith.
The Council may also carry out more in-depth consultation for individual strategies before each will be placed on public exhibition for final feedback before being referred to Council for adoption.
Cr Smith said the development of a 10-year Sustainability Strategy was in response to calls from the community for a more sustainable Central Coast.
"Our community told us they would like a more sustainable Central Coast as part of their feedback on the development of the Community Strategic Plan One Central Coast," Cr Smith said.
She said the Biodiversity Strategy would provide a policy and administrative framework and specific actions for protecting and managing biodiversity.
The Waste Strategy would look at encouraging waste avoidance, sharing and recycling, as well as reuse and "circular economy" opportunities.
The survey can be accessed through the Your Voice Our Coast website.
Media release, 20 Feb 2019
Jane Smith, Central Coast Council
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