Petitions | Brisbane City Council

Street Tree Planting

Principal Petitioner Christopher Dawson, Wynnum West
Closing Date Sun, 10 Mar 2019
No. of signatures 6 signatures

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Residents draw to the attention of Council the lack of street trees within the Wynnum Manly Ward. With climate changing towards an even hotter environment and energy consumption climbing to suit, people are hit with the full force of the sun's UV when going for a walk to the shops, walking the dog, taking the children for a bike ride or even pushing the baby in a pram. The lack of trees in the Wynnum Manly Ward is due to a few factors such as Council approving dwellings on more than 50% of the property, residents wanting a larger house with no garden and residents not applying to have street trees planted. The lack of street trees can be changed by Council taking a proactive approach to planting street trees. Street trees provide shade and habitat which ultimately reduces ground temperatures and creates a better environment for everyone. Current residents will benefit greatly as well as future residents and visitors to the ward.

Petitioners therefore request that Brisbane City Council plant street trees along every street in Wynnum Manly Ward which means that instead of residents having to request street trees, they now have to request not to have them planted. Petitioners also request that trees are planted so that their numbers are doubled along waterfront areas.

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