Council’s Director Infrastructure Steve Bowmaker said the native vegetation around the Victoria Park Lake precinct is highly valued by the community and council and is part of what makes this precinct unique to Shepparton.
“In order to provide safe facilities for patrons of the Caravan Park as well as people utilising the lake precinct and our staff, these works need to be undertaken,” Mr Bowmaker said.
“The trees have been inspected by a qualified Arborist and only trees deemed to present a hazard to caravan park users will be removed.
“While we have some trees which need to be removed, in another section of the lake precinct, Council has retained three Red Gum trees as part of the Aquamoves carpark works. This is fantastic for Greater Shepparton and is in line with Council’s environmental sustainability strategy.
“The trees that will be removed will be returned to the environment as habitat for native animals or turned into mulch.”
“Council recently commenced work on an Urban Forest Strategy which takes a long term planning approach to the management of our tree canopy. The Strategy will improve the quality and quantity of our tree population and integrate tree assets into our infrastructure management.”
The works will be carried out in stages to minimise disruption to users of the caravan park and lake precinct.