Our GROWING GREEN Journey
Timeline item 1 - complete
National Benchmarking Study - 2014
First National benchmarking study published showing City of Charles Sturt tree canopy cover at 14.28%
Timeline item 2 - complete
Pilot Study - 2014 to 2015
Preliminary investigations looking at three suburbs - Findon, Woodville West and St Clair.
Timeline item 3 - complete
Council discussions and workshops - 2016 to 2018
Council workshops to raise awareness and look at opportunities and constraints.
Timeline item 4 - complete
Council declared a Climate Emergency - 2019
Council declared a climate emergency acknowledging that responding to climate change is an urgent matter that requires action by all levels of government.
Timeline item 5 - complete
Council reset Community Plan - 2020
Our Community Plan 2020 - 2027 was refreshed with a greater emphasis on greening and tree canopy cover.
Timeline item 6 - complete
Council drafted Tree Canopy Improvement Strategy - 2021
Council prepared and endorsed the Draft Strategy for community consultation.
Timeline item 7 - complete
Community consultation on Draft Tree Canopy Improvement Strategy 2021 - 2045
Community invited to provide feedback on the Draft Strategy by Sunday 5 September 2021.
Timeline item 8 - active
Review of community feedback and refinement of Tree Canopy Improvement Strategy 2021 - 2045
In September 2021 Council will finalise the Strategy ready for Council endorsement and action.
Timeline item 9 - incomplete
Council endorsement of Strategy - October 2021
Council will consider community feedback and final Tree Canopy Improvement Strategy 2021 - 2045.
Timeline item 10 - incomplete
Action the Tree Canopy Improvement Strategy 2021 - 2045 (Ongoing)
We will run a range of community engagement activities and work with government and other key stakeholders community to action this Strategy and work towards the tree canopy cover target of 25%.