Environment

Protecting and enhancing

As I campaign across Division 7, part of 2045 km2 of the entire region, it is apparent to me how critical the remainder of the Council term will be.

I know we must take action to address a decline in the overall vegetation across the region by encouraging the planting of more vegetation in public places.

The term urban forest refers to all the trees and other vegetation in public and private spaces. It includes, for example, street and park trees, front and backyard vegetation, grasslands, shrubs, wetlands, nature strips, balcony plants, and green roofs and walls.

There is compelling evidence that improving this urban forest through quality urban greening activities such as the planting of trees and vegetation contributes to liveability, community health and wellbeing, cooler neighbourhoods, higher property values, asset protection, and amenity values.

Improving tree canopy cover throughout the Moreton Bay Region will increase community health and likeability of our region.

I want our Council to take action to respond to these challenges. To be strategic about this problem and commit appropriate resources to improving public green spaces across the region as well enhancing tree canopy cover.

Ideas, Concepts, Action

Creating a Lifestyle Region

Some of my concepts I’d like to see in in our community to enhance our lifestyle.

A koala policy

Council’s current proposed policy is inadequate. We all need to speak up collectively, so it can be changed.

An Urban ForestĀ 

An Urban Forest Strategy aims to nurture a healthy, attractive and diverse urban forest to improve the health and wellbeing of current and future generations.

Authorised by H.Dobson, 4 Paroo Pl, Murrumba Downs for D.Teasdale (Candidate)