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Many trees within Wyndham contain significant scientific, social, historic and amenity attributes. It is the purpose of the significant tree register to provide a framework where significant trees within the municipality can be identified, assessed and afforded appropriate protection.

In the first instance, Council aims to identify and protect trees of significance located on land owned or managed by Council, within the public realm. This register contains an individual Statement of Tree Significance for each significant tree feature, which will ultimately support an amendment to the planning scheme. Once planning controls are implemented, a permit will be required to remove or carry out major works on any tree listed within this register.

This register is intended to be a continually evolving entity. The register will be updated to include additional significant tree features, and to remove those that no longer exist within the landscape. As outlined in the City Forest and Habitat Strategy, once the initial public realm process is established Council will review options for including trees within the private realm.

In excess of one hundred and twenty (120) trees were nominated as part of the initial process. The nominations were shortlisted to eighty-eight (88) tree features, which were then assessed against a defined criterion. Both a suitably qualified arborist and a suitably qualified historian assessed the shortlisted significant tree nominations.

The arboricultural assessments were carried out between August and September 2017. The arborist primarily assessed the trees’ scientific, social and aesthetic attributes. The historical assessments took place between February and April 2018. The historian primarily assessed the trees’ historical qualities.

Additional tree features were identified during the consultation stages that may be eligible for inclusion in future revisions of the register. Council is currently committed to a subsequent nomination round of trees within the public realm, which will be carried out by 2020.

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Summary Listing of Significant Tree Register

Nearest Address No. Genus / species Common Name Statement of significance AGE
36 Autumn Fields Circuit, TARNEIT 3029 1 Smolle var areira Pepper Tree This tree is of historical significance on account of its connection to the Leakes Dairy. 60
21 St Michael Drive, TARNEIT 3029 2 Smolle var areira Pepper Tree The size of this tree provides an important contribution to the immediate landscape. 120
10 Sussex Court, TARNEIT 3029 3 Eucalyptus camaldulensis River Red Gum The size of this tree provides an important contribution to the immediate landscape. 180
7 Mickleton Grove, POINT COOK 3030 4 Eucalyptus camaldulensis River Red Gum The age and size of this tree provides an important contribution to the immediate landscape. 150
19 Menzies Avenue, POINT COOK 3030 5 Smolle var areira Pepper Tree The trees are of local historical significance as the only tangible reminder of the Hughes farm, and the impact of Soldier Settlement in this part of Point Cook. 120
19 Menzies Avenue, POINT COOK 3030 6 Smolle var areira Pepper Tree The trees are of local historical significance as the only tangible reminder of the Hughes farm, and the impact of Soldier Settlement in this part of Point Cook. 80
19 Menzies Avenue, POINT COOK 3030 7 Smolle var areira Pepper Tree The trees are of local historical significance as the only tangible reminder of the Hughes farm, and the impact of Soldier Settlement in this part of Point Cook. 60
16 - 36 Guinane Avenue, HOPPERS CROSSING 3029 8 Eucalyptus occidentalis Swamp Yate The size of this tree provides an important contribution to the immediate landscape. 70
23 Yarrabee Drive, HOPPERS CROSSING 3029 9 Corymbia citriodora Lemon Scented Gum The size of this tree provides an important contribution to the immediate landscape. 50
134-140 Princes Highway, WERRIBEE 3030 10 Corymbia citriodora Lemon Scented Gum The size of this tree provides an important contribution to the immediate landscape. 60
Princes Highway, WERRIBEE 3030 11 Eucalyptus cladocalyx Sugar Gum The size of this tree provides an important contribution to the immediate landscape. 70
Princes Highway, WERRIBEE 3030 12 Eucalyptus cladocalyx Sugar Gum This tree forms part of the Old Geelong Memorial Avenue planting that is historically significant for its association with environmental tree planting programs in the early 20th century. 60
Princes Highway, WERRIBEE 3030 13 Hesperocyparis macrocarpa Monterey Cypress This tree forms part of the Old Geelong Memorial Avenue planting that is historically significant for its association with environmental tree planting programs in the early 20th century. 80
2 Synnot Street, WERRIBEE 3030 14 Ficus macrophylla Morton Bay Fig The age and size of this tree provides an important contribution to the immediate landscape. 100
2 Synnot Street, WERRIBEE 3030 15 Ficus macrophylla Morton Bay Fig The age and size of this tree provides an important contribution to the immediate landscape. 90
2 Synnot Street, WERRIBEE 3030 16 Ficus macrophylla Morton Bay Fig The age and size of this tree provides an important contribution to the immediate landscape. 90
12 Watton Street, WERRIBEE 3030 17 Platanus x acerifolia Plane Tree The size of this tree provides an important contribution to the immediate landscape. 20
92 Watton Street, WERRIBEE 3030 18 Eucalyptus camaldulensis River Red Gum This is an indigenous tree of local provenance, that is part of regional vegetation linkages. This tree is integral to the establishment of a sustainable native landscape. 130
84 Watton Street, WERRIBEE 3030 19 Eucalyptus camaldulensis River Red Gum This is an indigenous tree of local provenance, that is part of regional vegetation linkages. This tree is integral to the establishment of a sustainable native landscape. 200
177 Watton Street, WERRIBEE 3030 20 Eucalyptus camaldulensis River Red Gum The age and size of this tree provides an important contribution to the immediate landscape. 80
220 Watton Street, WERRIBEE 3030 21 Pinus canariensis Canary Island Pine This tree forms part of a planting in Chirnside Park that is of historical significance as one of the rarest and oldest plantings in Werribee. 120
220 Watton Street, WERRIBEE 3030 22 Araucaria bidwillii Bunya Bunya Pine This tree forms part of a planting in Chirnside Park that is of historical significance as one of the rarest and oldest plantings in Werribee. 120
80 Watton Street, WERRIBEE 3030 23 Smolle var areira Pepper Tree The age and size of this tree provides an important contribution to the immediate landscape. The curious growth form and unusual physical features further contributes to the surrounding landscape. 60
Princes Highway, WERRIBEE 3030 24 Eucalyptus baueriana Blue Box Eucalypt This is an indigenous tree of local provenance, that is part of regional vegetation linkages. This tree is integral to the establishment of a sustainable native landscape. 140
165 Riversdale Drive, TARNEIT 3029 25 Eucalyptus camaldulensis River Red Gum This is an indigenous tree of local provenance, that is part of regional vegetation linkages. This tree is integral to the establishment of a sustainable native landscape. 230
165 Riversdale Drive, TARNEIT 3029 26 Ulmus sp. Elm The trees are of historical significance as evdience of the orginal settlement on the Werribee River, which provided a stopping place between Melbourne and Geelong at one of the natureal fording points on the river. 40
165 Riversdale Drive, TARNEIT 3029 27 Eucalyptus camaldulensis River Red Gum The age and size of this tree provides an important contribution to the immediate landscape. 200
165 Riversdale Drive, TARNEIT 3029 28 Smolle var areira Pepper Tree The Peppercorn trees are of historical significance due to their association with the Chaffey irrigation scheme. 90
165 Riversdale Drive, TARNEIT 3029 29 Smolle var areira Pepper Tree The Peppercorn trees are of historical significance due to their association with the Chaffey irrigation scheme. 100
165 Riversdale Drive, TARNEIT 3029 30 Smolle var areira Pepper Tree The Peppercorn trees are of historical significance due to their association with the Chaffey irrigation scheme. 90
165 Riversdale Drive, TARNEIT 3029 31 Smolle var areira Pepper Tree The Peppercorn trees are of historical significance due to their association with the Chaffey irrigation scheme. 80
5A De Garis Place, WERRIBEE 3030 32 Pinus radiata Monterey Pine The tree is historically significant as a rare reminder of the former land uses and the attempted establishment of an irrigation collony. 80
390A McGrath Road, WYNDHAM VALE 3024 33 Eucalyptus camaldulensis River Red Gum This is an indigenous tree of local provenance, that is part of regional vegetation linkages. This tree is integral to the establishment of a sustainable native landscape. 150
390A McGrath Road, WYNDHAM VALE 3024 34 Eucalyptus camaldulensis River Red Gum This is an indigenous tree of local provenance, that is part of regional vegetation linkages. This tree is integral to the establishment of a sustainable native landscape. 200
31 Lollipop Drive, WYNDHAM VALE 3024 35 Eucalyptus camaldulensis River Red Gum This is an indigenous tree of local provenance, that is part of regional vegetation linkages. This tree is integral to the establishment of a sustainable native landscape. 150
31 Lollipop Drive, WYNDHAM VALE 3024 36 Eucalyptus camaldulensis River Red Gum This is an indigenous tree of local provenance, that is part of regional vegetation linkages. This tree is integral to the establishment of a sustainable native landscape. 150
Princes Highway, WERRIBEE 3030 37 Eucalyptus cladocalyx Sugar Gum The age and size of this tree provides an important contribution to the immediate landscape. 60
2-20 River Street, LITTLE RIVER 3211 38 Eucalyptus camaldulensis River Red Gum This is an indigenous tree of local provenance, that is part of regional vegetation linkages. This tree is integral to the establishment of a sustainable native landscape. 150
8 Flinders Street, LITTLE RIVER 3211 39 Eucalyptus camaldulensis River Red Gum This is an indigenous tree of local provenance, that is part of regional vegetation linkages. This tree is integral to the establishment of a sustainable native landscape. 130
1200 Cobbledicks Ford Road, MOUNT COTTRELL 3024 40 Eucalyptus baueriana Blue Box Eucalypt This is an indigenous tree of local provenance, that is part of regional vegetation linkages. This tree is integral to the establishment of a sustainable native landscape. 120
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