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Broken Head trees not earmarked for removal

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In regard to Mr McDermid’s letter of concern over trees north of Broken Head Hall, we’d like to assure the community that they have not been earmarked for removal.

Council has on this year’s capital works program to upgrade a 600m stretch of road on Broken Head Road from Midgens Flat Road to the north. This is being undertaken due to concerns on the failing surface on a road that is heavily used.

As part of the required geotechnical assessment on the road, the trees need to be considered. As such, staff have marked trees in the section to enable an environmental assessment to be undertaken for various options.

When the assessment is completed it will include work details, timing and if any tree removal is recommended. No works have been approved for the site and there is a standing Council resolution that any proposed works, which will include the assessment report, will be reported to Council for consideration.

We will keep the community informed when the report is before Council.

Phil Holloway
Director, Infrastructure Services, Byron Shire Council


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