Project status: In progress

How you had YourSay:

We heard your thoughts and ideas for the ACT's Urban Forest Strategy including suggestions on how to enhance our urban forest to meet the tree canopy target.

You had YourSay by reading the draft Urban Forest Strategy 2020-2045 and:

We are looking at:

The Urban Forest Strategy 2020-2045 sets out the ACT Government's vision for a resilient and sustainable urban forest that supports a liveable city and contributes to the wellbeing of the community in a changing climate.

The Strategy has been developed alongside the ACT Planning Strategy 2018, ACT Climate Change Strategy 2019-2025 and the Living Infrastructure Plan.

The strategy sets out six key objectives.

  1. Protect the urban forest.
  2. Grow a resilient forest.
  3. Balance and diversify the urban forest.
  4. Take an ecological approach and support biodiversity.
  5. Develop infrastructure to support the urban forest and liveability.
  6. Partner with the community.

We invited the community to provide feedback on the draft Urban Forest Strategy 2020-2045, including the key objectives it aims to achieve and the actions that must be taken to ensure the urban forest prospers.

Feedback from community engagement activities undertaken in 2019, including the review of the Tree Protection Act and call for suggested tree planting sites, was incorporated into the development of the draft Strategy.

We will use your views to:

Community feedback will be incorporated into the final Urban Forest Strategy 2020-2045 and guide how we grow and maintain the ACT's tree canopy and garden city character.