Community Consultation

Published on 14 August 2023

Red heart-shaped tree with Shaping Unley logo

There’s a lot to love about trees.

The City of Unley is aiming to increase tree canopy cover in our Council Area to 31% by 2045. This target recognises the many benefits of trees for urban cooling, character, community health and wellbeing, biodiversity and the liveability of our suburbs.

Council has an active tree planting program on public land, however 80% of land in the City of Unley is privately owned, and data shows that the number of trees on private land is declining.

To achieve the Council-wide target of 31%, we need your help to reverse this trend. We want to learn if there’s anything stopping you from increasing tree cover in your gardens and outdoor spaces, why you may have removed trees previously and what could assist or encourage you to plant new, maintain or grow the trees you already have.

Tell us how we can work together to build greener neighbourhoods!

You can do this by completing this short online survey or suggesting ways that Council could support property owners efforts to increase tree canopy in their gardens or outdoor spaces via this ideas board . The survey and ideas board are both open from Monday, 14 August, 2023 to 5pm, Thursday 7 September , 2023.

Alternatively, you can register an Expression of Interest to be part of our Community Panel. The Community Panel will meet up to four times in October, and will be responsible for reviewing the data, research and feedback received via the community survey and ideas board to develop a set of recommendations for further feedback from the community, and ultimately Council. 

If you are part of a local school community in the City of Unley, please let us know which school community you’re a part of when you submit your survey as the school with the highest number of surveys submitted will win a $100 tree voucher, native plant pack or edible plant pack.

Visit Your Say Unley to find out more about how to get involved in this community project and what is happening to tree canopy on private property.

Visit Your Say Unley to share your ideas