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Instant Notices...

SEPTEMBER 2019 newsletter - in FULL COLOUR and now  here.
Report & Photos: Christmas in July @ Daleys Kitchen Here...
Report & Photos: Biggest Morning Tea Here...
Greening St Huberts - Council's plans to re-afforest the Island here...
Climate Change & Council - Check it out   here...
Print a Map of the Island! -  Here...
  • St Huberts Day Family BBQ and Extravaganza - 11am Sunday 3 November @ Long Arm Park. Initial Info here...
  • SunsetSips#1 - 5pm Saturday February 2020 @ Attunga. Date to be confirmed. The first SunsetSips of the new year. Watch here for more info.
  • Annual General Meeting - 7.30pm Thursday March 12 2020 @ The Cove Hall. Watch here for more info.
  • SunsetSips #2- 5pm Saturday March 2020 @ Beachfront. Date to be confirmed. Watch here for more info.
  • Daylight Savings ends - 3am Sunday April 5 - FALL back from 3am to 2am.
  • SunsetSips#3 - 4pm Saturday April 11 2020 @ Solstice. Plus a MONSTER EASTER EGG HUNT on this Easter Saturday. Watch here for more info.

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A Quick Central Coast Council Strategy

Greening St Huberts Island

(More coming here)





Greener Places Strategy
St Huberts Island’s Trees


The Central Coast Council is now developing a strategy to promote, maintain and enhance urban greening across the Central Coast by planting and maintaining trees in public areas, and called the Greener Places Strategy.

The satellite used in this Strategy and launched in February 2013 is LANDSAT 7. The LANDSAT program obtains satellite images of the entire earth and is used for a multitude of purposes.

 Changes in LANDSAT images from March 2013 and January 2018 have been used by Council to determine the changes in temperatures of all our suburbs. Heat Maps have been created, tree canopy data created and a heap of other information - all to aid in planning and decision making.

 The Greener Places Strategy iexhibition and submissions closed on 5 September 2019.

Detailed information on the Strategy is available at the YourVoiceOurCoast website at

The full draft document for the strategy is also available here, as a 62 MB PDF download.


A Quick Resident Summary

I have ploughed quickly through the 100 pages of the document, and this is what I have extracted for St Huberts residents…

* The first 49 pages are the Strategy
* The remaining 50 pages are Appendix items including maps, satellite images and tables
* St Huberts Island has a tree canopy cover of <15% (Booker Bay is the worst with 7% canopy) (page 28)
* The 10 hottest suburbs in the CCC area are shown as a satellite photograph and table on Appendix page 15 (page 65)
* St Huberts Island is one of the 18 suburbs selected to have it’s tree canopy increased 

These are the 18 suburbs with the greatest level of Urban Heat Island Effect (although I couldn’t find any evidence of St Huberts being a hot suburb!), and targeted to increase tree planting -

• Bateau Bay
• Blackwall

• Blue Bay
• Booker Bay

• Davistown

• Ettalong Beach

• Gorokan

• Kariong
• Killarney Vale

• Lake Haven

• Point Frederick

St Huberts Island

• The Entrance 

• The Entrance North

• Toowoon Bay

• Umina Beach

• Woy Woy 

• West Gosford


While Council will not decide what tree goes where, they will (eventually) provide a “species selection matrix” for us to decide from.

It is for this reason the St Huberts Island Residents Committee is calling for an experienced arborist to help the Committee, and residents, decide on the best selection of trees to achieve this gradual “re- afforestation” of St Huberts.

The draft document also covers the obvious important considerations of -

* Bushfire Risk (page 38)

* Tree Selection (page 38/9)

* Involving Community (page 40)

* Backyard Habitat (page 40)

* Citizen Science (page 40/41)

* Removal of Public Trees (page 41)



LANDSAT Land Cover Data pertaining to St Huberts Island



  • Data Table explanation


  • Data Table - click table for full-sized image


  • Clearer Summary Graph - click graph for full-sized image