CBD trees to be replaced, kerb redone

Eleven trees will be replaced in the CBD to allow Dubbo Regional Council to fix kerb and guttering.

The work will be concentrated in Wingewarra, Brisbane and Macquarie streets to improve drainage and reduce the severity of localised flooding.

Council’s director parks and landcare Ian McAlister said council was using the work to renew the existing trees, many which were towards the end of their life expectancy or had been excessively pruned.

“This proactive approach by Council of undertaking kerb and guttering renewal and street tree replacement together improves the cost efficiency of the works, ensures the functionality of the drainage system and the longevity and aesthetics of the streetscape,” Mr McAlister said.

The same number of trees to be removed will be replaced.

The first stage of the works will begin in Brisbane Street, between Cobra Street and Reakes Avenue on the western side, Mr McAlister said.

“In total 11 trees currently exist in this section. Council will remove these trees to allow access and removal of the kerb and guttering and, as part of the project, replace them with ten Jacaranda mimosifolia (Jacaranda).”