We’re adding more plants and trees across our city, and caring for the ones we already have, through our Urban Greening Strategy.
Trees for the future
As our city grows, we want to make sure plants and all the benefits they bring aren’t left behind, so we're planting street trees in suburbs that need them most.
Plants and trees cool our towns and cities, reduce pollution and attract investment. They also make us healthier, happier and more productive.
Read the Urban Greening Strategy PDF, 8846.48 KB for more information on why and how Council is taking action to improve trees and plants in public spaces.
Find out more below, including ways you can join in.
We're planting street trees in suburbs that need them most.
You can ask us to plant a tree in front of your home. You'll even be able to choose from a selection of suitable trees, or we can recommend one for you.
Request a tree in front of your house: or call us on (02) 4227 7111.
You can save around 20,000 to 40,000 litres of water per year by converting a verge lawn to a waterwise garden.
Residents can replace grass with plants on the Council strip (verge) between private property and the road.
See our Verge Gardens page for guidelines and inspiration.
You can help create a healthier future for all by adding and looking after plants on your property, or the verge in front of your property (check out the guidelines and inspiration above).
Visit Wollongong Botanic Garden's Greenplan Nursery on sale days to buy plants and get advice on what to plant.
We're planting trees to provide for more shade across local parks and reserves.
Our current priorities are to plant trees for future shade at all playgrounds and in areas that are lacking shade.
Urban Greening News
- Plant piracy. It’s a crime 09/04/21
- Wollongong locals’ fruitful vision for community verge gardens 24/03/21
- Gardening Australia comes to Wollongong 17/03/21
- Dapto sets new tree record for Council’s street tree program 15/03/21
- Planting the seeds for a greener Wollongong 05/03/21
- Leafing through the Botanic Garden’s History 04/03/21
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