Construction commences Tuesday 13 June 2023.
TDL Contractors on behalf of Council will be carrying out Tree Planter Bed construction works starting on 13 June 2023 and will take approximately 3 weeks to complete.
To ensure the works can be completed in a safe and efficient manner, please ensure you do not park inside or in front of the area barricaded for works.
Every effort will be made to minimise any inconvenience that may occur during the construction period.
We appreciate your understanding and thank you for your co-operation. The schedule may change due to inclement weather, or other unforseen issues, such as ground issues, however we will update you should the need arise.
All initial enquiries regarding the construction works should be directed to the contractors on site.
Increasing tree canopy cover in Woodstock Street
Woodstock Street, Balaclava has a low level of canopy cover to improve this Council is planting new trees.
The trees are being planted within in-road tree plots, as the footpaths are narrow and do not provide enough underground growing space for tree-roots to grow and establish a large canopy.
Two tree species, Red Ironbark and Wallangarra White Gum were proposed for planting in the large tree plots along the street based on their suitability to the site. We asked the community to tell us which of the two trees they'd like to see planted along Woodstock Street.
The purpose of the engagement project was to:
- Give our community a voice on what tree they’d like to see planted in Woodstock Street.
- Inform and reassure the community that the project will not impact on car parking spaces.
- Inform our community, including the traders along Carlisle Street about the tree planting options and upcoming disruptions to access during construction.
- Inform our community about the benefits of including trees as part of the built environment for mental, physical, and environmental health.
(Note twenty in-road tree plots will be delivered in this phase of the project. Delivery of a further 10 plots will depend on the condition of underground infrastructure assets, which are being assessed in the coming year.)
We listened to your feedback, and we'll be planting Red Ironbark (Eucalyptus sideroxylon) trees along Woodstock Street.
The Red Ironbark (Eucalyptus sideroxylon) pictured on the right, will be complemented by a smaller flowering eucalypt, Eucalyptus macrandra, pictured on the right, which will be planted in smaller in-road plots to avoid impact to overhead powerlines or underground services.
We're not removing car parking
We're not removing car parking.
We understand that maintaining car parking spaces is important to residents in the area, the tree plots have been placed at sites which avoid any reduction in the total number of available car parks on the street.
- Why is it important to provide tree canopy in Woodstock Street?
- Why have evergreen trees been selected?
- Why aren't all the tree plots the same size?
- What will the tree plots look like?
- Why have native trees been selected?
- Will car parking be reduced?
- Will there be road closures?
- Will the trees in the footpath be removed.
- Why are some plots marked as "Future Plots" on the plan?