Removal of Cypress trees at Wonthaggi Recreation Reserve
Bass Coast Shire Council has commenced a major tree removal and replacement project along the western oval of the Wonthaggi Recreation Reserve.
The removal of the Cypress trees commenced two weeks ago and will be undertaken through a staged process over the coming months.
The planting of local, indigenous species has already started with several trees already in full growth along the Reserve’s perimeter.
Bass Coast Shire Council General Manager Healthy Communities and Governance, David Elder, explained the removal of the trees is in accordance with Council’s Wonthaggi Recreation Reserve Masterplan.
"The plan includes 46 recommended actions over the next 10 years to ensure the reserve continues to function as the premiere sporting precinct in Bass Coast,“ Mr Elder said.
“With 15 usergroups and a range of passive and active recreation pursuits that happen in, and around, the Reserve, the removal of the Cyprus trees was necessary due to their health, but also to accommodate greater areas on Recreation Reserve Oval 2, which is home to the Wonthaggi United Soccer Club."