The application seeking removal of the tree has been refused in accordance with the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016. Subsequently, the tree will be retained and managed within the landscape. Tree maintenance in the form of pruning has been scheduled and will be undertaken by 29 September 2023.
A Eucalyptus Grandis Eucalyptus species (Gum), located at 401 Main Road, Coromandel Valley is causing significant damage to property and is proposed for removal. This tree is considered regulated under current State Legislation.
This Regulated Tree is causing major damage to the bitumen and concrete edging of the Coromandel Valley Shopping Centre carpark. The tree roots have caused distortion and both car parking spaces and concrete edging are no longer functional. The removal or pruning of the tree roots would weaken the tree and create a risk to the public, therefore the only reasonable management option is to remove the tree.
We will be planting two new trees within Coromandel Valley to replace this tree removal.
The City of Onkaparinga has established urban forest targets to increase urban vegetation cover and tree canopy in the City of Onkaparinga by 20 percent by 2045. Council is also committed to planting 100,000 new trees on street verges, waterways, and parks by 2037.
To learn more about Significant and Regulated Trees, read the fact sheet or view the location of the tree.
Consultation on the removal of this tree was undertaken in August and September 2022.