Woy Woy is 'case study' in Greener Spaces Strategy
The draft Greener Spaces Strategy includes a "case study" for Woy Woy, showing the change in tree canopy cover and number of impervious surfaces at Woy Woy between 2005 and 2014.
"Over this time, canopy cover declined by 173 hectares, while the area of impervious surface increased by 84 hectares and unplantable space increased by 113 hectares," the strategy states.
"The effect may be difficult to counteract as the area of plantable space only increased by 24 hectares."
The strategy included a number of possible pilot projects for Woy Woy focussed around the oval and Austin Butler reserve.
They include an "integration of town centre and Oval Ave with Woy Woy oval", "integration of trees and water sensitive urban design in the existing surface car park" and "integration of trees and understorey planting along tennis courts".
The carpark plans show the planting of medium-sized shade trees and large feature trees, as well as the use of "a three metre wide centralise strip of permeable paving".
The strategy is on the agenda for adoption at tomorrow's council meeting (Tuesday, July 27).
Central Coast Council agenda 2.3, 27 Jul 2021