24 December 2021

Project update: December 2021

Thank you to everyone who shared their feedback and contributed to the development of the draft Canopy Cover Plan. This plan is the delivery mechanism that will enable Council to meet an ambitious target of 30% tree canopy cover in Hobsons Bay by 2040.

Click here to read a summary of what we heard through the consultation process. More detailed information will be available in the new year.

Help plant more trees across Hobsons Bay

Hobsons Bay City Council recently developed and adopted their first Urban Forest Strategy (2020), which outlines an ambitious target to achieve 30% tree canopy cover by 2040. The draft Canopy Delivery Plan is the delivery mechanism for the U.F.S objectives.

The Canopy Delivery Plan seeks to:

  • identify locations for street tree vacancies to be planted
  • identify priority areas for planting where more tree cover is required. These sites include streets, gateways, open space areas, along foreshore and waterways and areas vulnerable to heat.
  • plant trees in ‘harder to plant’ locations such as shared paths, car parks, in high hardscaped areas, commercial and industrial areas.
  • maximise tree canopy through water sensitive urban design
  • diversify tree species through replacements

How you can be involved

In order to meet the targets, we need your help to build an urban forest to clean our air, improve wildlife corridors, reduce electricity bills, provide shade and cool streets.

Click on the buttons below to be a part of the urban forest effort.