Take care in council parks and reserves
  • Tuesday 05 February 2013

Sunshine Coast Council is urging residents to exercise caution in local parks and environmental reserves in the wake of the recent wild weather.

Service Delivery Portfolio Councillor Ted Hungerford said while all parks and reserves remain open to the public, clean-up efforts are underway to clear fallen trees and debris.

“Ex-tropical cyclone Oswald brought plenty of wind and rain to our region and council staff are currently out and about inspecting trees and cleaning up debris along local nature strips, parks, foreshores and environmental reserves,” he said.

“These efforts are expected to take some time to complete so we’re asking locals and tourists to please take care when they’re out and about in these areas and exercise patience while any works are in progress.”

“Council’s tree assessment officers are reviewing all tree maintenance requests, assessing risk and determining how quickly any remedial work needs to be carried out.

“Trees with broken branches caught up in their crowns and trees with active branch or stem failures are potential risks to public safety and as a result are considered urgent in terms of clean up works.”

The community can assist by reporting any tree issues on public land to council’s customer service centre on (07) 5475 7272. Council recommends that residents engage a qualified and fully insured arborist to address any concerns regarding trees on private property.