358 new trees

Article image - 358 new trees Mayor Stephen Bali and landscape architect Amar Zein with part of the plantation on Carlisle Ave, Mt Druitt.

Blacktown City Council, New South Wales, has planted 358 trees along Carlisle Avenue, in Mt Druitt, as part of a project to “green” the major transport corridors throughout the wider city.

Council’s “Eyes on Blacktown” strategy aims to change the public image of Blacktown City by changing the look of the major transport routes and hubs.

Mayor of Blacktown City, Stephen Bali, said, “We are planning to enliven Blacktown and encourage the use of public spaces within Blacktown City.

“Planting trees along our streetscapes is part of the process, and we hope the result will be walking spaces that are more pleasant and inviting.

“It is also proven that the planting of trees creates a cooler climate, and there is no doubt that we all value extra shade in summer.”
Tree plantations are also being planned for the Great Western Highway, Prospect, and Sunnyholt Road, Stanhope Gardens.