Draft Urban Forest Strategy


Consultation closes: 29 May 2017, 5:00 PM

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The draft Urban Forest Strategy 2017-2027 will guide the future management of Moreland's urban forest, aiming to create a municipality where healthy trees and vegetation are a core part of the urban environment.

The Strategy aims to deliver practical measures that guide the planning and protection of vegetation across Moreland.

The term 'urban forest' includes vegetation in both public and private spaces, such as home gardens, nature strips, street trees, balcony plants, rooftop gardens and green walls. It also includes public parks with trees, shrubs, grasslands and wetlands. 

In summary, the City of Moreland’s:

  • Overall vegetation canopy from the urban forest is 14%
  • Public land contributes 5% of total municipal urban forest cover, and
  • Private tree canopy has declined by 24% since 2005.

The Strategy aims to double the canopy coverage within public areas by 2030 from 5% to 10%, by planting larger canopy trees within streetscapes, parks and natural resource management areas.

Community consultation

At its meeting on 12 April 2017 Council endorsed the Draft Urban Forest Strategy (PDF 11Mb) for community consultation until 29 May 2017.

Community forums

A series of Urban Forest Strategy Community Forums will be held across the municipality in association with local Neighbourhood Centres to seek feedback from the community on the draft Strategy:

  • Wednesday 10 May, 7.30 - 9 pm, Robinson Reserve Neighbourhood House; 104A Reynard Street, Coburg
  • Thursday 11 May, 6.30 - 8 pm, Glenroy Neighbourhood Learning Centre, 5B Cromwell Street, Glenroy 
  • Tuesday 16 May, 7.30 - 9 pm, Newlands Community House, 20 Murray Road, Coburg North 
  • Thursday 18 May, 7 - 8.30 pm, Fawkner Community House, 95-97 Major Road Fawkner
  • Tuesday 23 May, 6.30 - 8 pm, Brunswick Neighbourhood House; 43A De Carle Street, Brunswick

Give your feedback

Have your say on the Draft Urban Forest Strategy (PDF 11Mb) using the online form.

The draft Urban Forest Strategy proposes reducing the current 5,000 annual tree planting in streetscapes to 3,500 to improve quality and survival rates. Council would like the community to comment on a range of annual planting scenarios. Please refer to the scenario background document (PDF 737Kb) and have your say below.



Alternatively you can email feedback to Alex English, Open Space Planner.

More information

If you have any specific interest, concerns or questions relating to the Urban Forest Strategy, then please contact Alex English from Council's Open Space Unit on 8311 4387 or via email.


Consultation closes: 29 May 2017, 5:00 PM

There are different ways to have your say on this project or proposal. You can: