Tree Strategy 2021-2026

Project Overview

All feedback received from community consultation was presented to Council for discussion at a Workshop during November 2021 and in a Report to the December 2021 Council Meeting.

Council resolved to adopt the Draft Tree Strategy 2021-2026 with an amended canopy target of 24.5%.

You can read the Council Report and Meeting Minutes in the Key Documents section located on the right of this page.

Council is part way through the process of developing its first Draft Tree Strategy 2021-2026 and is now seeking community input to finalise the Strategy.

The trees in our City's streets, parks and on private property make an important contribution to our community. They provide multiple benefits including supporting flora and fauna and reducing the impacts of climate change, while creating a liveable City that adds character to our neighbourhood and economic value to our properties.

Our Draft Tree Strategy sets out a vision for keeping our City leafy for future generations and provides the framework for how Council will plant more trees while maintaining, protecting and retaining our existing trees, and engaging our community to protect, retain and plant trees on private land.

The Draft Tree Strategy 2021-2026 :

  • Provides an overview of the number of trees in Prospect and where they are located
  • Has a target to increase tree canopy cover for a cooler, greener City
  • Prioritises the protection and creation of "Green Tunnels" - streets lined with trees where their canopies touch across the street to form a tunnel
  • Considers current and emerging issues, opportunities and trends across our community relating to trees
  • Contains an Action Plan with 55 actions

Have Your Say on the Draft Strategy by completing the short survey, posting an idea or providing a written submission.

Consultation opens 5 October and closes 2 November 2021.

All feedback received as part of the consultation process will be presented in a report to Council at the December 2021 or January 2022 Council Meeting.

  • Stage 1 - Development of Draft Tree Strategy 2021 - 2026

    February 2020 - October 2021

    Development of the draft Strategy has been informed by discussions between our Mayor, Councillors and Council staff during a series of workshops, as well as consultation with neighbouring Councils and stakeholders including SA Power Networks.

  • Stage 2 - Endorsement of Draft Tree Strategy

    28 September 2021

    Council endorsement of Draft Tree Strategy 2021-2026 for Community Consultation.

  • Stage 3 - Consultation on Draft Tree Strategy 2021-2026

    5 October - 2 November 2021

    Consultation on the Draft Strategy to gather feedback on the level of community satisfaction/support, and suggestions for change and other considerations that may improve the Strategy.

  • Stage 4 - Council Workshop

    November 2021

    Councillor Workshop to discuss the outcomes of the community consultation and refine the Strategy towards completion.

  • Stage 5 - Seek Council Endorsement

    December 2021 or January 2022

    Seek Council endorsement of the final Tree Strategy 2021-2026.

  • Stage 6 - Commence Implementation of Tree Strategy

    Early 2022


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  Your Ideas

Do you have any ideas/suggestions for community activities to engage private landholders to plant and protect trees?

Do you have any ideas/suggestions for community activities to engage private landholders to plant and protect trees?

Do you have any ideas/suggestions for community activities to engage private landholders to plant and protect trees?

City of Prospect acknowledges that we are on the traditional country of the Kaurna people
of the Adelaide Plains region, and we pay our respect to Elders past and present.

We recognise and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and relationships with the land
and we acknowledge that they are of continuing importance to the Kaurna people living today.