Protect the Inner West tree canopy

Trees make our city more beautiful and liveable by providing cleaner air, reducing heat and creating habitat for wildlife. 

But disappointingly, Labor just struck a grubby political deal with Liberal Councillors, voting to destroy the current Inner West Council Tree Policy and allow the removal of almost any tree without Council oversight. 

The Council had developed a new Tree Policy earlier this year which returned from public consultation with over 80% approval from the community.

This Policy was gutted by a sweeping last minute amendment that will: 

  • Permit the destruction of any tree within 3m of an existing dwelling or structure without Council permission; 
  • Allow trees to be removed in order to allow for developments; and
  • Not require property owners to replace trees that are removed.

In a highly dense area like the Inner West, allowing the unregulated removal of any tree within 3m of a structure permits the removal of the vast majority of trees.

Labor is trading the protection of our trees to secure the Liberal votes they need to keep the Mayor in power at the September Mayoral elections.

Sign the petition to tell Labor and Liberal Councillors you want to protect the Inner West tree canopy. 


To Labor and Liberal Inner West Councillors 
Darcy Byrne, Sam Iskandar, Lucille McKenna, Julie Passas, Vittoria Raciti, Anna York. 

In the age of climate change we should be planting more trees not making it easier to destroy them. I want to protect the Inner West tree canopy. 

Please reconsider your support for the new Inner West Council Tree Development Policy. 

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Melanie Hawcroft
Rebecca Williams
Verity Kingsmill
Carolyn Ienna
Maria Phillips
Yemi Oluwi
Courtney Smith
Freya Cole
Paula Lawrence
Kate Higgins
Sandra K Eckersley
Rosemary Hislop
Lauren Dickson
Codi Shipley
Aaron Spiteri
Kate Burton
Lucinda McManus
Megan Johnston
Derek Lau
Tala Salah
Dagmar Simpson
Gaby Smith
Niall Edwards-FitzSimons
Eliza Spencer
Keira Shadie
Samantha Hutchison
james heeney
Carol Martin
Tealia Scott
Antony Crosbie
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