Tree Protection Policy

Published on 22 March 2024

Media Release

Council wants to hear from the community about your views on the protection of trees.    

Mayor Cr Jess Jennings said Council is currently reviewing its current policies and practices in regard to tree management and preservation. 

“Councillors raised a notice of motion last year calling for a review of Council’s current practices and to benchmark Council’s current policies against other Councils. Staff have undertaken a range of work in this area and we are now seeking the community’s feedback.  

“A community workshop will be held on Friday 5 April at Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre between 10am and 12noon, giving community members an opportunity to provide feedback to Council on protecting trees in the local government area. 

“For those community members unable to make the workshop, feedback can also be made online via YourSay Bathurst.” 

“The consultation process is an opportunity for the community to understand options for improvements that might be considered as to how we approach tree-related work and provide feedback on possible change and options that should be prioritised,” Mayor Jennings said. 

How to get involved: 


Media contact: Therese Ryan Manager Corporate Communications P: 02 6333 6202  
M: 0437 958 478  E: 



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