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Media Release - Round Two - Community Consultation on the Coconut Palms De-nutting and Reduction Strategy

18th September 2023

In accordance with the Coconut De-nutting Program and Reduction Strategy adopted by Council in April 2022, Council has now completed the logging of potential Coconut Palms for removal in its second round of nominations across the Shire that have been identified as part of the longer-term Coconut De-nutting Program and Reduction Strategy.

Coconut Palms identified for future maintenance (de-nutting) or removal have been entered into Council’s GIS database as a point of reference to gauge community feedback.

Public consultation is now open to the community and potentially affected residents, seeking nominations for removal or negotiation for the ongoing maintenance on Coconut Palms. Should you have any particular concerns regarding Coconut Palms on Council-managed land adjacent to your property, please contact Council’s Public Spaces Team Leader on 4776 4740 to discuss further or arrange an on-site meeting.

A draft of the Coconut Reduction Strategy can be accessed via the below link. Please note that the below mapping will be updated on a regular basis and will reflect any negotiated changes during the consultation period.

Coconut Reduction Strategy – GIS Mapping

The consultation period will close 4.00pm Friday 20 October 2023.

Residents are reminded that Council has set a limit for the number of Coconut Palms that it can afford to maintain into the future.

Once consultation is complete, it is envisaged that removal works will commence in November 2023.

For further information, please contact Council’s Public Spaces Team on 4776 4740.

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