Council to livestream Wednesday’s meeting 11 May

MidCoast Council

MidCoast Council’s Strategic Meeting to be held tomorrow, Wednesday 12 May, will be webcast live from 2pm.

Members of the public will be able to view the meeting via livestream through a weblink, accessible on Council’s website on Wednesday morning. Those interested are also now permitted to attend in person, however social distancing requirements means numbers are capped at 25 in line with the current Public Health Order and 2 square metre rule.

The meeting will consider a draft Greening Strategy, which identifies a range of actions to help manage and enhance the extent of vegetation across the MidCoast region. The overarching objective of the strategy is to ensure the high levels of liveability and environmental amenity our region is known for are maintained into the future.

Also on the agenda is a draft Vegetation Management Policy, which proposes a highly targeted approach to vegetation management across the entire region. Under the proposal, the Policy would be limited to areas where existing trees and vegetation contribute significant ecological values, or landscape and amenity, and the existing ‘Tree Preservation Order’ currently in place in the Great Lakes region would be removed.

Both the draft Greening Strategy and draft Vegetation Management Policy, if endorsed to proceed, will be placed on public exhibition for feedback.

To view the full meeting agenda and associated reports, visit www.midcoast.nsw.gov.au/meetings where you can also access the livestream weblink when it is made available on Wednesday morning.

Registration to attend the meeting in person must be made before 12pm today, Tuesday 11 May. To register, complete the registration form on Council’s website, or call 7955 7777. A shuttle service from out the front of the MidCoast Council Library in Victoria Street, Taree will operate for those who are registered to attend and require transport.

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