Pillar 2: Our Green Environment

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Georges River foreshore access projects

We want to enable public land along the Georges River foreshore within our area to be planned and managed for an optimal balance of environmental health and ecological resilience, and access, use and enjoyment by the community. Projects could include: sea wall stabilisation; wayfinding and interpretative signage; elevated walkways; trail access improvements; rest areas and seating and small watercraft launching facilities. More information can be found in the Georges River 2050 Leading for Change, Georges River Foreshore Access and Improvement Plan.

Planting trees and greening our area

Expanding the tree canopy in urban areas supports happy and healthy neighbourhoods. Preserving and replenishing trees on private land is and will remain a mechanism to achieve our tree canopy target. This will be enhanced by planting additional trees in streets, centres, public spaces and bushland areas. More information can be found in the Georges River Council Tree Management Policy, Kogarah Collaboration Area Strategy and the Georges River Foreshore Access and Improvement Plan.

Dedicated cycleways and lanes

Implementing cycling as a transport option through safe, dedicated and better connected cycling networks around centres and public transport interchanges to make this active form of transport enjoyable and a realistic option, especially for short trips. More information can be found in the Hurstville City Centre TMAP.

Naturalisation of reserves

Identifying priority bushland areas for regeneration and improved walking tracks and ensure any future embellishments to local bushland have positive impacts on vegetation. Explore options to improve the quality of degraded or contaminated bushland.

Street tree maintenance

We have a high level of customer service requests for trimming and pruning street trees that have become too large in local streets. A planned program would allow regular street tree maintenance to be undertaken proactively, rather than responding to customer requests reactively.

Supporting the circular economy

The notion of a circular economy is based on resources being either safely returned to nature or back into systems where they can be reused or renewed, to reduce the consumption of raw materials and generation of waste. Zero waste to landfill treats waste as a resource or opportunity to recycle and reuse. More information can be found in Georges River 2050 Leading for Change and Kogarah Collaboration Area Strategy.


Georges River foreshore access projects

We want to enable public land along the Georges River foreshore within our area to be planned and managed for an optimal balance of environmental health and ecological resilience, and access, use and enjoyment by the community. Projects could include: sea wall stabilisation; wayfinding and interpretative signage; elevated walkways; trail access improvements; rest areas and seating and small watercraft launching facilities. More information can be found in the Georges River 2050 Leading for Change, Georges River Foreshore Access and Improvement Plan.

Planting trees and greening our area

Expanding the tree canopy in urban areas supports happy and healthy neighbourhoods. Preserving and replenishing trees on private land is and will remain a mechanism to achieve our tree canopy target. This will be enhanced by planting additional trees in streets, centres, public spaces and bushland areas. More information can be found in the Georges River Council Tree Management Policy, Kogarah Collaboration Area Strategy and the Georges River Foreshore Access and Improvement Plan.

Dedicated cycleways and lanes

Implementing cycling as a transport option through safe, dedicated and better connected cycling networks around centres and public transport interchanges to make this active form of transport enjoyable and a realistic option, especially for short trips. More information can be found in the Hurstville City Centre TMAP.

Naturalisation of reserves

Identifying priority bushland areas for regeneration and improved walking tracks and ensure any future embellishments to local bushland have positive impacts on vegetation. Explore options to improve the quality of degraded or contaminated bushland.

Street tree maintenance

We have a high level of customer service requests for trimming and pruning street trees that have become too large in local streets. A planned program would allow regular street tree maintenance to be undertaken proactively, rather than responding to customer requests reactively.

Supporting the circular economy

The notion of a circular economy is based on resources being either safely returned to nature or back into systems where they can be reused or renewed, to reduce the consumption of raw materials and generation of waste. Zero waste to landfill treats waste as a resource or opportunity to recycle and reuse. More information can be found in Georges River 2050 Leading for Change and Kogarah Collaboration Area Strategy.


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