The ACT Government is consulting on a draft Urban Forest Bill 2022, which, if passed, will replace the Tree Protection Act 2005.
The draft Bill is being released for consultation following a review of the Tree Protection Act.
The Bill is designed to support a sustainable urban forest as an integral part of Canberra. It is proposed that the Bill will protect trees on both public and leased land; provide extra protection for exceptional trees with high biodiversity or eco-cultural value and encourage the community to care for and retain trees and contribute to the enhancement of the urban forest.
Information including Fact Sheets will be available on yoursayconversations.act.gov.au from Thursday 21 April 2022.
The ACT Government would also like to invite you to attend an online workshop from 2:00pm to 4:00pm on 5 May 2022 to hear an overview of the key components of the draft Bill.
The formal consultation period will run from 21 April to 2 June 2022. In addition to the workshop, they are accepting submissions to be received by TCCS before COB 2 June 2022. All submissions should be made via https://yoursayconversations.act.gov.au/urban-forest-bill.
If you wish to attend the workshop on 5 May 2022, please register your attendance by email to TCCS.PolicyLegislation@act.gov.au by close of business on 4 May 2022