The Schrinner Council is committed to expanding our greenspace and increase tree coverage across the city through our St Paul’s Terrace Plantings.
Now we’re getting our green thumbs into the next major footpath – St Paul’s Terrace between Boundary Street and Gotha Street, on both sides of the road.
Our investment will improve the amenity of your suburb as well as beautifying busy traffic corridors through these footpath plantings.
People love Brisbane for its open green spaces and shady boulevards, and like most people in Brisbane, I love our subtropical lifestyle. This investment makes our subtropical lifestyle even better.
Brisbane is Australia’s fastest growing capital city and we must protect and enhance our greenspace if we are to preserve our liveability.
We are already Australia’s most biodiverse capital city, but it’s important we continue to take further steps to protect Brisbane’s rich wildlife habitat for future generations.
With the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games rapidly approaching, we are rolling up our sleeves now to sow the seeds for future environmental health.
On average, Council plants more than 56,000 native plants annually, handing out an additional 45,000 saplings for free to residents each year.
With our extensive tree planting program, another one million native plants through our partnership with Greening Australia will help add over 1.5 million plants to key environmental areas in Brisbane in the lead up to 2032.
I am so proud that we are the first Council in Queensland to collaborate with Greening Australia on their Nature in Cities program, and we’re proud to be leading the way on this important environmental outcome.
The refresh follows a number of recent reinvigoration projects including the Brookes and St Paul’s Terrace’s subtropical plantings.
We look forward to adding these green spaces across Brisbane, enhancing our suburban green space for years to come.
More information about how we mane Brisbane City Council 100% Carbon Neutral at www.vickihoward.com/carbonneutral
BACKGROUND on St Paul’s Terrace Plantings
The project will create a subtropical boulevard by enhancing streetscape amenity with colourful, subtropical, water-wise understorey plantings and will involve:
– saw cutting and removal of asphalt to create cut-outs for planting in existing paving
– installation and upgrade of garden beds around existing trees (including heritage trees, to improve their growing conditions)
– installation of six new street trees with garden beds
– installation of a feature garden bed near Gotha Street.