22 Sep, 2016

Tree Planting Blitz in City's South West

Lord Mayor Martin Haese said that by June 2017, Council will have developed a Green City Plan detailing Council’s contribution to greening the city, including an additional 1,000 trees in built-up areas of the city by June 2020.

“We’re going to be working with all city stakeholders to increase public and private greening with street trees, gardens, community gardens, green walls and roofs – providing incentives like our Green City Grants program, where appropriate,” said Martin.

“Council Administration has been working closely with a number of resident groups in relation to city greening.

“The South West City Residents Association submitted a tree audit report which detailed tree planting opportunities within the area.

“Based upon suggested locations and subsequent internal assessment, 51 trees of diverse species have now been planted in various locations within the south west corner of the city.

“This project was delivered quickly in consultation with the community and is in keeping with Council’s strategic objectives.”

Council Administration will continue to assess greening opportunities within the city and North Adelaide as part of its commitment to Council’s strategic objectives and report back on its progress and future projects.

This will include streetscapes, horizontal and vertical greening, planter boxes and other initiatives.

The tree plantings are in addition to some exciting projects in the south west corner of the city including increased landscaping, traffic calming infrastructure and improved facilities for people who walk and ride bikes.

Tree plantings complement works undertaken in Gilbert Street to install a pedestrian zebra crossing at the Willcox Street and Little Sturt Street intersection.

For more information

Matt Halliwell