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%.