Auckland Council’s Draft Unitary Plan – Nominating trees for Scheduling
Auckland Council has released a draft version of the Unitary Plan (the planning rulebook for Auckland) to invite comments before 31 May 2013. The Tree Council will be making a submission on the proposed rules for tree protection. The notified version of the Plan will be released probably in September for formal consultation. You can see the draft plan online here: www.shapeauckland.co.nz
The Unitary Plan is an opportunity to add more trees to the Schedule of Notable Trees. Council are not advertising this fact, but they have released a document which includes a nomination form. If you would like to nominate trees the form needs to be completed and returned to Council by Fri 31 May 2013. You can download the form here.
Are you confused about the new regulations concerning Auckland’s Trees? Well you are not alone!
We are working to protect Auckland’s trees but we need your help. We urge our members to attend upcoming meetings and talk to local board members, councillors and MPs. Read more here.