The first trees at the newly reconfigured Cammeray Golf Course were planted today as part of a commitment to enhance and grow the local tree canopy.

Member for Willoughby Tim James visited the golf course grounds to plant the first trees, two approximately 2.5 meter high lilly pillys.

A tree replacement strategy is currently inviting community feedback and demonstrates a long-term commitment to Cammeray and Willoughby’s green spaces and ensuring they are improved.

“We’re planting back two trees for each one lost, creating cooler, vibrant, greener public places for the community to enjoy. 

“Across the project, trees are being progressively replaced as the work takes place, so by the time the project is delivered, many replacement trees will have already grown to significant sizes.”

“New trees are being grown and sourced from nurseries around NSW and will be planted along the road corridor throughout the area and surrounding suburbs.”

“Replacement trees in the golf course will be in a variety of species similar to those in existing areas of the golf course, ensuring a continuity of biodiversity and habitat for fauna in the Cammeray area.”

“They will be planted in safe locations, in healthy soils and with room to grow and thrive.”

As part of the project, NSW Government is working with the golf club to reconfigure the course into a fully operational 9-hole working golf course.

Mr James said that the reconfigured golf course has been designed to maintain as many existing trees as possible.

“Work to reconfigure the golf course is well underway, and as part of the works, a large proportion of large trees within the area have been protected and preserved and will form part of the newly configured golf course.”

NSW Government expects to have completed work on the 9-hole golf course by late March 2023