Further tree and shrub planting will soon be underway as part of council’s new Urban Greening Plan.
The Urban Greening Plan has been developed to protect vegetation and wildlife living alongside our urban environment as well as providing greening benefits for the Ipswich community.
Division 4 Councillor Kate Kunzelmann said increasing greening projects is one way of supporting peoples’ well-being and our native environment, while addressing climate change.
“Planting more trees and shrubs provides shade to protect from heat, improves water quality by reducing runoff, builds better habitats for plants and animals, beautifies the city centre and improves amenity,” Cr Kunzelmann said.
Division 4 Councillor Russell Milligan said residents and businesses will see many benefits of identifying areas for more tree planting.
“The Urban Greening Plan is more than just building new parks – it is about planting native trees and plants in suburban streets, community gardens and business areas,” Cr Milligan said.
“We will continue to create more green areas across the city as new street plantings are undertaken.”
Residents can also play a part in greening their homes by taking advantage of council’s Free Plant Program.