Draft Urban Forest Policy

About the project

Council is seeking comment from the community on a draft Urban Forest Policy that will establish a key framework for the sustainable management of Ku-ring-gai's Urban Forest into the future. The Draft Urban Forest Policy will replace the Ku-ring-gai Tree Management Policy (1999), The Pro Active Tree Management Policy (2003) and the Landscape Management Policy (1997). Since the adoption of these policies there have been a number of changes in NSW Government legislation, Australian Standards, Codes of practice and associated Policies and Guidelines that relate to tree and vegetation management.

This Policy marks a significant step in improving Ku-ring-gai's Urban Forest and provides alignment with regional approaches to urban forestry that have been made internationally, nationally and by state government agencies in recent times. It will ensure that the unique visual character and identity of Ku-ring-gai is maintained. 

The Urban Forest Strategic Directions document supports this policy and will form the basis of an Urban Forest Strategy to be developed 2020/2021.

Have your say on the Draft Policy

 The Draft Urban Forest Policy is on public exhibition from Thursday 14 November 2019 to Wednesday 11 December 2019

Exhibition documents

Draft Urban Forest Policy - Introduction (pdf. 401KB)

Urban Forest Policy - Draft (pdf. 669KB)

Urban Forest Strategic Directions Paper (pdf. 1MB)

A hard copy may be viewed at Council's Customer Service Centre, Level 4, 818 Pacific Highway Gordon and Ku-ring-gai Council Libraries during business hours

Providing feedback

Mark your comments with the reference number 'S12227' and include  your contact details using one of the options listed below.

Comments much be received by 5pm on Wednesday 11 December 2019

All submissions are public documents and will be considered in a final report to Council.


Use the 'submit a comment direct to Council' button at the top right of this page (note: maximum 300 words).




General Manager, Ku-ring-gai Council, Locked Bag 1006, Gordon, NSW 2072.

Contact us

 Council's Tree Management Department on 9424 0000.


Closing date Wednesday 11 December 2019

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