In the City of Greater Dandenong, we all have a role to play in preparing for climate change and greening our city.
Having lots of shade trees - also known as canopy cover, contributing to higher temperatures than other metropolitan areas. This puts our community at risk of negative impacts from extreme heat events and our changing climate.
Council has set a target to increase tree canopy cover for the municipality.
To support this, Council has developed the Urban Forest Strategy and the Greening Our Neighbourhoods 2021-28, both with a shared vision for 'A healthy, green and resilient urban forest that is well managed, protected and provides benefits to the community.'
The strategies have been designed to be read in conjunction with one another and the existing Greening Our City - Urban Tree Strategy.
The City of Greater Dandenong's urban forest includes all vegetation, big and small growing on private and public land. Vegetation, particularly canopy trees deliver immense economic, social and environmental benefits, including shade, streetscape amenity, air pollution reduction, habitat for wildlife and help tackle climate change.
Have Your Say
Council is now seeking feedback on the draft Urban Forest Strategy 2018-2028. Your feedback will help cool the City of Greater Dandenong and reduce our vulnerability to Climate Change.
As part of this review, a fact sheet has been prepared to answer common questions regarding the new strategies.
This consultation is now closed.