Dear local resident,
Next week, Shoalhaven City Council will vote on proposed changes which will make it much more difficult to remove dangerous trees on private property that threaten homes and lives.
Currently, a tree on private property within 45 degrees of your home can be removed without an application to council.
Council will vote on changes at its meeting on Monday 14 November. This meeting is therefore being held the day before the critical vote.
I have been approached by locals to hold a public meeting on this matter.
The public meeting will be held at the Nowra Golf Club at 2PM this Sunday 13 November 2022. Deputy Mayor Cr Paul Ell and Cr Serena Copley have agreed to attend the meeting to highlight their concerns.
Deputy Mayor Cr Paul Ell and Cr Serena Copley will be attending this meeting to outline their concerns about the changes.
The existing policy is a result of an avoidable tragedy. Gordon Timbs lost his life when Shoalhaven City Council rejected an application to remove dangerous trees overhanging his home.
Sadly, one of these trees fell and killed him.
Gordon’s widow, Carlene, will be attending the public meeting.
I have been approached by local residents concerned about this matter and this public meeting is responding to their requests for public consultation and debate.
This meeting is open to all Councillors and all members of the public who would like to hear more about these proposed changes and would like to offer feedback.
Please RSVP to [email protected] if you are able to attend.