“A Brisbane with more street trees is a cleaner, greener and more liveable Brisbane!” Fighting words from Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner who has pledged a massive $9.1 million tree planting drive across Brisbane, with Riverhills as one of the first round of beneficiaries.
Mr Schrinner has long dreamed of doing the “largest tree planting drive in our city’s history.”
“We did grow-up with a real appreciation for nature, wildlife and Brisbane’s incredible outdoor lifestyle,” Mr Schrinner said. “It’s one of the reasons why I am 100% committed to making the largest investment in greenspace and parks our city has ever seen.”
Apart from Riverhills, suburbs like Algester, Bowen Hills, Fortitude Valley, Kelvin Grove, Manly West, Milton and Petrie Terrace are also included in the first tree planting project, if the Lord Mayor is re-elected at the end of the month.
Mr Schrinner envisions that the investment will deliver a greener and cooler suburb that will appeal to both humans and animals. Trees, plants and gardens in the neighbourhoods can also improve Brisbane as one of the great places to visit.
This planned project is already on top of the 13,000 street trees that the current council’s standard tree planting program. Under Greener Suburbs, Greenslopes, Murrarie, Zillmere and Lutwyche are all set more plants, trees and gardens this year.