What can I do to help meet the target?

Here are a few actions you can take to help achieve the tree canopy target of 25% by 2045. Once the Strategy has been finalised we will be back in touch with more opportunities for action.
  • Residents and Businesses

    You can:

    • care for the trees on your property
    • plant more trees on your property
    • tell others about this Strategy and consultation
    • give your street tree a water if it looks thirsty
    • help your neighbour sweep up leaves or clear leaves from gutters
    • appreciate the trees around our City
    • volunteer a few hours to plant trees
    • click the "Follow" button at the top of the page to receive updates on this project and ways to help Council meet the target


  • People Building or Renovating

    You can:

    • care for trees on your property
    • plant more trees on your property
    • try your best to retain trees when you renovate or redevelop
    • talk with Council staff if you would like to consider innovative ways to help us reach the target
    • click the "Follow" button at the top of the page to receive updates on this project and ways to help Council meet the target
  • Local Community Groups in our City

    You can:

    • talk with Council staff about ways we can work together to meet the target
    • click the "Follow" button at the top of the page to receive updates on this project and ways to help Council meet the target

Heritage Conservation Program - support in caring for significant trees

The City of Charles Sturt contains many buildings and structures of heritage value. These places create important connections to our historic and cultural identity, and contribute to the character of our neighbourhoods.

Our Heritage Conservation Program has been introduced by Council to assist and encourage the conservation of these local significant places.

The scheme recognises that there is a community interest in the retention and conservation of privately owned heritage places and Representative Buildings. This scheme provides support and financial assistance to enable this.

We recognise the role of significant trees in contributing to the character of our City. The Program provides financial assistance for their ongoing maintenance. This is part of the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act, 2016.

Learn more.