MEDIA RELEASE - Community to have say on kaffir plum trees

Community members will be given an opportunity to have their say on the kaffir plum trees at the River Street foreshore in Macksville. 

Council last night voted to publicly display an arborist’s report on the trees so that community members could see its recommendations to replace the trees as their life expectancy is estimated to be 5-15 more years.  

Nambucca Shire Mayor Rhonda Hoban said it’s important the community has access to accurate information on the arborist’s draft proposal, commissioned by the Shire’s Business Advisory Committee.

“The arborist’s report recommends removing and replacing the six kaffir plum trees in stages.”

“Council appreciates trees are important along the river front to provide shade for people and cars and keep the area attractive. 

“This is why the proposal suggests keeping the two large native hills fig trees and the broad-leaf paperbark tree and to replace the kaffir plum trees over time with Australian native species better suited to the site.” 

Cr Hoban said Council was open to consider changes to the Arbpro report’s recommendations. 

“Council wants to be proactive with the management of Macksville’s foreshore and I do not want this issue put back on the shoulders of a future Council in five years’ time when the trees could reach the end of their natural life,” she said.

Staging of the removal would allow Council to ensure that the first replacements are well established and thriving before considering the next stage.

The Arbpro report titled ‘An assessment on the health and structure of nine trees’, can be downloaded here (PDF) 2.5MB.  

Council will be writing to River Street businesses and other key stakeholders providing them with a copy of the Arbpro report.  Any person is welcome to make a written submission to Council in relation to the proposal to replace the trees by emailing or by writing to The General Manager, PO Box 177 Macksville NSW 2447 on or before 30 April 2019.

For enquiries please contact the Mayor, Rhonda Hoban on 65695556 or 0408 661 412 or General Manager, Michael Coulter on 65680200 or 0409153788.

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