Council invites you to review and comment

Hobsons Bay City Council has a vision for an urban forest that creates a liveable city, a better urban environment and contributes to the health and wellbeing of our community.

The term 'urban forest' refers to trees of all varieties (including exotics, natives, deciduous and evergreens of varying sizes) on public and private land within urban areas.

The Draft Urban Forest Strategy aims to develop a healthy and resilient urban forest and to increase the understanding of the attributes, roles and benefits of an urban canopy.

The Draft Urban Forest Strategy features:

  • four key objectives to address climate change, urban heat and development
    • Objective 1: Increase tree canopy in Hobsons Bay to 30% by 2040
    • Objective 2: Develop a diverse and healthy urban forest
    • Objective 3: Adopt a 'trees led' approach to city planning, design and delivery
    • Objective 4: Educate and foster care for urban trees
  • priority areas for planting
  • an Action Plan which outlines tasks and their timelines

Live Facebook Q&A

Have your questions answered and find out more about the draft Urban Forest Strategy during our LIVE Facebook Q&A at 10.30am - 11.30am on Thursday 2 July.

Register your interest via the Facebook event page by clicking here, or visit and click on the ‘Events’ tab.

Provide your feedback

We invite you to review the draft strategy and action plan via the the survey below.