Councils get greener with neighbourhood grants
More than $640,000 in funding has been awarded to local councils to support efforts to keep suburban streets green and cool, as part of the Greener Neighbourhoods Grants Program.
Seven projects in six councils across Adelaide have gained funding for works focused on street planting and water sensitive urban design to help create greener and cooler neighbourhoods.
The Greener Neighbourhoods Grants Program aims to support councils to keep our suburban streets greener and cooler using best practice urban design.
The successful applicants have demonstrated their projects will increase urban green cover, reduce urban heat across metropolitan Adelaide to improve liveability, create habitat for wildlife and generally improve the natural character and residential amenity of our urban environment. It’s also hoped the projects will lead to an overall improvement in community health and wellbeing.
There are some fantastic projects which will improve our local communities through practical environmental action by putting more trees on our suburban streets.
The Greener Neighbourhoods Grants Program is funded $2 million over four years to support councils located within the proposed Green Adelaide region in keeping Adelaide’s suburban streets green and cool.
The Greener Neighbourhoods Grants Program will contribute to the following objectives:
- Progress against the target in the 30 Year Plan for Greater Adelaide to increase urban green cover by 20 per cent by 2045.
- Reduction of the urban heat island effect across metropolitan Adelaide.
- Creation of habitat for wildlife and improving natural character in the urban environment.
- Improved community health and wellbeing.
- Involvement of the local community and Kaurna people in greening neighbourhoods.
See below for a full list of successful applicants and projects:
City of Onkaparinga
Suburb Improvement Program – Noarlunga Downs and Centre (Greening our urban areas – reducing the urban heat island effect through urban tree planting and water sensitive urban design)
City of Marion
Edwardstown Green Infrastructure Project
City of West Torrens
Greening the City – tree planting to combat tree loss through urban infill
City of West Torrens
Street trees for challenging spaces and places
City of Playford
Smith Creek Trail – Creating a Cooler, Greener Environment
Campbelltown City Council
Cooling Campbelltown through engagement, design and retrofit
City of Unley
Living Streets Pilot Program
To find out more about how the State Government is transforming Adelaide into a world-leading, sustainable, green and climate resilient city visit the Green Adelaide website.