BCC Pushes to Save Significant Trees in Sherwood

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Under the New Vegetation Protection Orders (VPOs), Brisbane City Council is pushing to save 14 significant trees in Sherwood alone.

The New Vegetation Protection Orders will protect 180 significant trees across Brisbane.

Natural Assets Local Law 2003 (NALL)

Brisbane City Council’s Natural Assets Local Law 2003 (NALL) protects the city’s natural assets.  With this law, Council has a means to protect the city’s biodiversity. Also, there is better management of the impact of weeds and hazardous vegetation. Consequently, this encourages the preservation of native flora and fauna.

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Significant trees in Sherwood
Forest Red Gum tree in Sherwood. Photo credit: Geekstreet/Wikimedia Commons

Also, natural landforms can be preserved. These include bushland, wetlands, and waterway corridors. These also include ridgelines and steep slopes.

Additionally, restricting indiscriminate clearing of vegetation keeps the city’s landscape intact. This will preserve the city’s historical and cultural values.

Interestingly, NALL is not a land-use control. However, it does require landowners to adopt a responsible approach in vegetation management. Along with the Brisbane City Plan 2014, NALL is an important consideration in any proposal to build on, subdivide, or develop land. If you are buying a new property,  you can contact Council or undertake a property search to find out if it is affected by a NALL.

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With a promise to keep Brisbane green, Council has been protecting vegetation with local laws since 1991. Local laws provide a balance between lifestyle and the need to protect the city’s environment, people, and property.

Vegetation Protection Orders (VPOs)

Under the NALL, BCC is authorised to protect significant trees and vegetation. Additionally, Council provides support to owners who have protected vegetation on their property. With this, owners can still use the land or manage the protected vegetation in it.

Significant trees in Sherwood
Hoop Pine in Sherwood. Photo credit: CC-BY/Tatters ✾/Flickr

Under the law, making a VPO involves three things. Initially, vegetation must be nominated for protection. Then, Council assesses their suitability. Lastly, the community makes their submissions for Council consideration.

Significant Trees in Sherwood

Here is a list of the significant trees in Sherwood that are in the new VPOs.

Tree Properties
1 Forest Red Gum
81 and 83 Berry Street
1 Forest Red Gum 
80 Hamilton Street
135a and 137 Hilda Street
1 Hoop Pine
107 and 111 Borden Street
1 Hoop Pine 11 Junction Street
1 Hoop Pine 18 and 20 Magazine Street
69 and 71 Berry Street
1 Hoop Pine 373 and 377 Oxley Road
1 Hoop Pine 58 and 58A Robertson Street
103 and 107 Dewar Terrace
2 Hoop Pines 351 Oxley Road
2 Weeping Figs
22, 24, 26, and 30 Douglas Street
1/28 and 2/28 Douglas Street
Douglas Park
1 Weeping Fig 3 Jolimont Street
1 Weeping Fig 35, 37, and 39 Linda Street
56 Lilly Street
1 Bunya Pine and 1 Crows Ash
533 Sherwood Road
20 Egmont Street

To see the full list, click here.