Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Darwin set to plant 4000 trees to create green liveable spaces

Darwin set to plant 4000 trees to create green liveable spaces
October 13, 2019

Stage 1 of the City of Darwin’s 4,000 Tree Planting Project, which will see 903 mature trees planted in parks and greenbelts across Anula, Malak and Wulagi, three suburbs particularly hard hit by Cyclone Marcus, has commenced.

Introducing the first of four stages of the project, which is expected to be completed by the end of the 2019/20, Darwin Lord Mayor Kon Vatskalis noted "our focus is on replacing the thousands of trees lost during Cyclone Marcus to create a city that is cool, green and liveable.

“A lot of work has been completed in the city centre and we are now shifting our attention to the suburbs.

“We are committed to achieving a more robust and resilient urban forest across Darwin and the $5.8 million allocated to beautification and tree planting in the 2019/20 budget will see us achieve this.”

A significant number of trees have already been planted since January 2019 and by the end of December approximately 8,000 trees will have been planted.

Lord Mayor Vatskalis added "this is a wonderful achievement by our team and more importantly a terrific outcome for our community.”

Jamie Lewis, Senior Coordinator Parks and Reserves said many lessons had been learnt from Cyclone Marcus, noting "thousands of trees were lost during Cyclone Marcus and it is important that we promote diversity.

“We will be planting trees of varying age, characteristics and size, with a mix of Australian and Northern Territory natives and tropical exotic species, to create a robust urban forest.

Lewis advised "a major focus is putting the right tree in the right place with the right soil and the right watering system.”

Stages 2, 3 and 4 commence in January 2020 and will see planting in all Darwin suburbs.

For more information visit www.darwin.nt.gov.au/live/parking-roads/streets-roads/trees

Related Articles

8th September 2019 - City of Perth Urban Forest program acknowledged for role in improving public health

14th July 2019 - Cairns Regional Council initiative sees planting of 20,000 trees

5th July 2019 - Massive tree planting has potential to tackle climate crisis

12th May 2019 - Woodford Festival site benefits from planting of 100,000 trees

4th April 2019 - Upgrades announced for Darwin playgrounds

11th February 2019 - Smart sensor enabled LED lighting installed in City of Darwin Bicentennial Park

24th July 2018 - Sunshine Coast residents urged to get their hands dirty on National Tree Day

31st May 2018 - Brisbane City Council plants 2.5 million trees since 2007

11th December 2017 - 8 million native trees planted across New Zealand in 2017

14th April 2015 - Melbourne’s Urban Forest Strategy ‘the most compelling urban landscape project in Australia’

19th October 2009 - Urban trees deliver green benefits


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

Pricemark Pty Ltd

Pricemark supplies a wide range of custom branded membership & RFID access products for the Health & Leisure Industry. 

read more

Access

 
 

PAYSMART

Headquartered in Brisbane with an Australia-wide network of satellite offices, PaySmart is one of Australia’s largest and longest-standing direct debit billing companies. In 1996 we began…

read more

Access / Billing / Fitness / Technology

 
 
 

LIFE FLOOR (Aus & NZ)

Our team believes floors should be beautiful, comfortable, and engineered for safety, even when wet. Life Floor tiles meet six unique performance based standards: slip-resistance, impact absorption,…

read more

Aquatics / Play / Recreation / Safety / Surfaces

 
 

QUAYCLEAN

Quayclean are a national cleaning and waste services partner with proven results in the understanding and delivery of cleaning needs and challenges faced by facilities including; major venues and…

read more

Aquatics / Hospitality / Surfaces / Venues

 
 

ICP

ICP is an Australian-based company focused on indoor climbing. ICP will manage your project from initial design to completion and beyond, whether you're building an international-level climbing…

read more

Attractions / Fitness / Recreation

 
 
 

Perfect Gym

Perfect Gym Solutions is a software as a service (SaaS) solution purpose-built to service the fitness industry, with over 1000 clients servicing over 2 million gym members across 40 countries making…

read more

Access / Fitness / Marketing / Recreation / Technology

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business