Final Tree Selection for Main Street Plan

Photo of Waterhousia Floribunda Tree
Waterhousia-floribunda Tree

The tree selection for the Bellingen Town Centre Beautification Project has now been finalised.

Council, at its July Ordinary Meeting, adopted the recommendations from the Street Tree Working Party that includes representatives from the local Garden Club, Chamber of Commerce, Councillors, an independent arborist, Gumbaynggirr elders and Council staff.

The Weeping Lilly Pilly (Waterhousia Floribunda) will be the cornerstone tree to be planted at the intersection of Church and Hyde streets Bellingen.

Other trees in the final selection include:

•    The Aniseed Tree (large tree selection)

•    The Native Frangipani, Lemon Scented Myrtle and the Dorrigo Waratah (medium tree selection)

•    The Willow Bottle Brush and the Weeping Willow (small tree selection)

A report to Council in June also saw the Firewheel tree remain as part of the plantings for Oak Street and the Cenotaph. This was done to ensure the existing heritage avenue of trees was maintained.

Information regarding the Town Beautification Project, including the final tree selection, can be found on the Create website at

The Bellingen Town Centre Beautification Project stages 1 and 2 are funded by the NSW Roads and Maritime Services and Bellingen Shire Council.

For any enquiries regarding the Bellingen Town Beautification project, please contact Council’s Operations Department on 6655 7300.