The aim of the Cocos palm removal program is to reduce costs associated with their maintenance and to replace the palms with trees to create a more attractive and shaded city.
Cocos palms are listed as one of the most invasive environmental weeds within South East Queensland and is also on the list of Queensland Herbarium's invasive naturalised plants in South East Queensland.
It is intended to progressively remove all Cocos Palms in the city. But if requested, Council will allow residents to relocate the palms on their private property at their own expense.
This citywide initiative is due to be carried out during the next 3-5 years.