The plan is to increase the number of trees in this block of Lords Place from 16 to 28.
However, ten of the current trees which are currently stunted because of the way they were planted, will be removed.
The three trident maples near the Commonwealth Bank and three ornamental pears (near Crema, the Canobolas Hotel and StarChem) will be kept.
The replanting will let trees be planted on an alignment similar to angled parking. This will lessen the loss of parking spaces.
All new trees will be planted in self-contained underground structures or cells, which are designed to stop the trees’ roots spreading out to damage nearby roads and footpaths.
These underground cells are connected to nearby stormwater channels, letting the trees thrive and become well-established. The underground cells are filled with high quality soil along with a weight-bearing plastic or rock-based supporting frame-work.
Another advantage of tree cells in a busy urban area like this block of Lords Place is that they’re designed to be trafficable, so that a car can park safely alongside the tree without damaging the tree’s roots.
The problem of driver fatigue, one of the three big killers on Australian roads, is the target of a new national campaign coordinated by the road safety officer of two central west councils, and supported by the Australian Government.
The following development application is on exhibition from Friday, 18 February 2022. Submissions must be received by 5pm on Friday, 4 March 2022.
DA 18/2022(1) – 52 Kite Street, ORANGE
Demolition (additions, garage, trees), Dwelling Alterations and Additions, Swimming Pool and Front Fence
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