Client: Gold Coast City Council
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Date: 2011 (ongoing)
SCOPE OF PROJECT: Policy and Technical Services
The Gold Coast City’s urban forest is comprised of trees and associated vegetation within streets, parks and open space areas, covering an area of approximately 1400 square kilometres, with a growing residential population of around 520,000 people.
The Gold Coast City region remains one of the most bio-diverse, with woodland, marine and freshwater habitats being home to more than 604 native animals and 1672 native plant species.
Treescience is the author of many local government policies, guidelines, and strategic management plans for the management of the urban trees on Council controlled land.
It is within the framework of the recent Gold Coast City Council ‘Management of Trees on Council Controlled Land Policy’ to protect all Council controlled trees from needless removal with every effort being made to preserve existing trees.
Management of Trees on Council Controlled Land Policy provides guidelines and supporting procedures, in conjunction with statutory requirements, and forms the basis for consistent Council decision making, resource allocation and over-all tree management.
Treescience also provides technical advice from disease management, insect pest detection and management expertise. We are often backfilling the areas of local government given our team’s extensive experience with Council proceedings, when internal Council team members are away on leave.
“Everything we do is about working together with clients to make the design and construction process as simple as possible. In striving to build lasting relationships with stakeholders, Treescience closely and carefully assist clients to navigate the development, infrastructure and construction process. We provide timely, straightforward and accurate advice and services; even when development guidelines are complex, or technical issues challenging. We take the time to listen to client aspirations and based on consumer feedback, have refined our technical and customer service approach to deliver great value”