Media Release - Consultation commences on the removal of Kurrajong trees at Narromine Cemetery

Narromine Shire Council is considering removing 34 Kurrajong trees after the trees have been inspected and are considered to pose a threat to nearby graves and infrastructure.

Narromine Shire Council’s, General Manager, Mrs Jane Redden said the trees are likely to become increasingly hazardous to gravesites if left unattended.

‘Narromine Cemetery has suffered to a point where the Kurrajong trees are a significant risk to the roads and pathways and will become hazardous to visitors if left unattended’. 

‘The Narromine Cemetery has many visitors and it is important for Council to maintain safe access. It is proposed that the Kurrajong trees will be replaced with Water Gums (Tristaniopsis Laurina). Water Gums are a suitable compact tree and will preserve the appearance of the cemetery’ added Mrs Redden.

Anyone wishing to make a submission on this proposal may do so in writing to the General Manager, Narromine Shire Council, PO Box 115, Narromine or email Closing date for submissions is 5pm Tuesday 8 November 2022.