Greener Streets
and Suburbs

Greener Streets
and Suburbs

We are creating greener, cooler suburbs – tackling climate change while also making South Australia an even better place to live, work and raise a family.

What we said we'd do

Provide funding to local councils to plant more street trees.

What we've done

Just like we promised, the Marshall Liberal Government established a ‘Greener Neighbourhoods' grant program to keep our streets cool and green by planting more trees.

In the first few years of this program alone, we have added nearly 10,000 trees and shrubs across Adelaide’s streets, parks and open spaces and we're now providing green wall and roof grants and a new water rebate program.

We have also expanded greener neighbourhood grants to our regional towns.

Urban greening reduces temperatures, improves air quality and creates habitat for wildlife. It is an example of practical action to tackle climate change that also improves the liveability of our city and suburbs and even boosts house values!

What it means for you

  • Greener, cooler suburbs that are more attractive and more pleasant to live in
  • Better air and water quality and more habitat for birds and other wildlife
  • Tackling climate change while also making South Australia an even better place to live, work and raise a family

Policy snapshot

  • We are delivering a significant greening of South Australia’s CBD, suburbs and regional towns.
  • We have already added nearly 10,000 trees and shrubs across Adelaide’s streets, parks and open spaces and this is just the beginning.
  • Greening our streets and suburbs is a practical way to address climate change while also creating a more attractive, more pleasant place to live.
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We are creating greener, cooler suburbs – tackling climate change while also making South Australia an even better place to live, work and raise a family.

We are creating greener, cooler suburbs – tackling climate change while also making South Australia an even better place to live, work and raise a family.