Trees get the chop for road addition

Twenty-three trees have been proposed for removal from Boundary Road to allow for the road to be extended.

The road will extended east from Wheelers Lane through to Alexandria Avenue to allow further development of Southlakes and Keswick estates.

A future extension of Boundary Road through to Sheraton Road is also planned.

To allow the roadwork, 17 native trees are likely be removed, to be replaced with 34 advanced trees which will be planted on the northern side of Boundary Road. An additional six trees are low value exotic trees and an offset has not been proposed for their removal.

In a report to Dubbo Regional Council, director parks and landcare services Ian McAlister said attempts had been made to minimise the number of trees that needed to be removed.

Mr McAlister said as a result of the proposed offset planning it was considered the overall medium to long-term effect on the vegetation in the area would be positive.

The issue will go before council on Monday.

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