Living Green to 2020 Refresh

What is Living Green?
Living Green is an environmental plan that describes how Council will approach environmental issues, in partnership with our community to 2020. The City of Charles Sturt developed Living Green in 2013/14 based on community, staff and stakeholder input.

Our Living Green Refresh

Council staff have recently reviewed Living Green and have created an updated plan called ‘Living Green to 2020 Refresh’. Most of the original Living Green document is still current and has been retained, with the Living Green Refresh reflecting progress and changes that have occurred since the original plan was developed.

Some of the things that have been achieved since Living Green was developed include starting to change over our street lights to more efficient LEDs and mapping our tree canopy cover to understand how we can increase greening and cooling in the area.

Finalised Living Green to 2020 Refresh - following Community Engagement

Council endorsed the Living Green to 2020 Refresh (Item 6.114) at the Council meeting on 22 October 2018. The Council report, including the engagement report can be viewed here: http://www.charlessturt.sa.gov.au/CouncilAgendas&Minutes

The Living Green to 2020 Refresh will guide Council’s approach to environmental issues to 2020, in partnership with our community. It includes actions under the themes of Our Community, Our Liveability, Our Environment, Our Economy and Our Leadership.

See the summary of what you told us and the finalised Living Green Refresh.

Thank you to everyone for your feedback on the Plan.

What is Living Green?
Living Green is an environmental plan that describes how Council will approach environmental issues, in partnership with our community to 2020. The City of Charles Sturt developed Living Green in 2013/14 based on community, staff and stakeholder input.

Our Living Green Refresh

Council staff have recently reviewed Living Green and have created an updated plan called ‘Living Green to 2020 Refresh’. Most of the original Living Green document is still current and has been retained, with the Living Green Refresh reflecting progress and changes that have occurred since the original plan was developed.

Some of the things that have been achieved since Living Green was developed include starting to change over our street lights to more efficient LEDs and mapping our tree canopy cover to understand how we can increase greening and cooling in the area.

Finalised Living Green to 2020 Refresh - following Community Engagement

Council endorsed the Living Green to 2020 Refresh (Item 6.114) at the Council meeting on 22 October 2018. The Council report, including the engagement report can be viewed here: http://www.charlessturt.sa.gov.au/CouncilAgendas&Minutes

The Living Green to 2020 Refresh will guide Council’s approach to environmental issues to 2020, in partnership with our community. It includes actions under the themes of Our Community, Our Liveability, Our Environment, Our Economy and Our Leadership.

See the summary of what you told us and the finalised Living Green Refresh.

Thank you to everyone for your feedback on the Plan.

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  • Why are individual streets loosing their kerbside trees? I've in Newcombe AV West Lakes Shore. Since our family moved here in 1997, most of the original street trees (1978?) were still there but gradually over the past 20yrs most of those original trees have gone ( mostly due to old age, storm damage etc) but not replaced. During this past 20 years the bird population and bird diversity has changed a lot. We no longer have Honey Eaters, Willy Wag Tails, Starlings, Spogies, Black Birds, Diamond Doves etc Perhaps there is a link between the decline in vegetation across the suburb and bird population? I put a request for trees in our street last year, I received a bland response and no contact since. While the main thoroughfares ( eg Bartley Tce ) are well vegetated it appears the council is not interested in the local streets. Newcombe AV, Laver Crs, Heysen Crs, Nolan pl, Dutton Grv, Dawe Ctr, Keesling Pl, Lambert Ave, and Boyd Crs could accomodate many trees in appropriate spots. Are there some options besides talk? .

    Trees asked 9 months ago

    Council has completed street tree planting in Bartley Terrace, Corcoran Drive, Island Drive and Delfin Drive over the last few years as part of the Whole Street Planting Program.

    Newcombe Avenue has been included as part of the 2019 Whole Street Planting Program and we are currently consulting with residents giving an opportunity through a written or online survey to select the replacement species. In the case of Newcombe Avenue, we have provided a choice of two species, a native & exotic species. Final species selection will be based on the majority view point of the residents from Newcombe Avenue who return the completed survey by the nominated date.

    The consultation package sent to residents included:

    • A personally addressed letter explaining the process

    • A map showing vacant spaces where trees are to be planted, trees identified for removal and replacement, trees to be retained and trees that will not be replaced

    • A tree information sheet providing a brief species description and pictures of the proposed species

    • The tree species selection survey

    • A reply paid envelope

    The other smaller streets you have highlighted could be inspected in the future as part of the Whole Street Planting Program.