WORKS have commenced to prune and remove trees at the Victoria Park Lake Caravan Park to make the popular precinct safer, and will be carried out in stages to minimise disruptions to those using the caravan park and lake facilities.
Greater Shepparton City Council Director Infrastructure, Steve Bowmaker said the native vegetation around the Victoria Park Lake precinct is highly valued by the community and council and is part of what makes this precinct unique to Shepparton.
“In order to provide safe facilities for patrons of the caravan park as well as people utilising the lake precinct and our staff, these works need to be undertaken.
“The trees have been inspected by a qualified Arborist and only trees deemed to present a hazard to caravan park users will be removed.
“While we have some trees which need to be removed in another section of the lake precinct, council has retained three red gum trees as part of the Aquamoves carpark works. This is fantastic for Greater Shepparton and is in line with council’s sustainability strategy.
“The trees that will be removed will be returned to the environment as habitat for native animals or turned into mulch.”