Mount Alvernia College Community Garden
Queensland | Urban
Street trees are an important natural asset which helps maintain liveable urban environments and provide a wide range of environmental, aesthetic, economic and social benefits to the community. Increasing canopy cover throughout the City will create cooler, inviting green urban spaces that will improve the comfort of pedestrian movement and reduce the ‘urban heat island effect’ generated by existing hardstand surfaces.
To implement the project, an independent arborist was engaged to investigate the existing site conditions such as soil and weather conditions, infrastructure and services, water availability and existing trees in the area to inform tree species selection for the suburb.
These investigations and the appropriately selected tree species for the suburb will ensure the healthy development and longevity of the City’s leafy canopy.
The Program focuses on tree planting within the City’s suburban streetscapes, including:
City of Joondalup
The Leafy City Program forms part of the City’s Capital Works Program with funding allocated from 2015/16 through to 2021/22. Funding of $500,000 has been allocated per financial year for the planting and establishment of approximately 1,000 trees per year.