Rockhampton Regional Council has adopted its comprehensive Urban Greening Policy, recognising the importance of boosting urban greening and canopy cover to create a prospering region.

Rockhampton Regional Council’s Parks, Sport and Public Spaces Councillor, Cherie Rutherford, said the policy plays an essential part in shaping the liveability of the community by improving urban greening.

“Our Urban Greening Policy outlines and recognises that a healthy natural environment contributes to a prospering region,” Cr Rutherford said.

“The policy sets our position and builds on our commitment to urban greening to ensure the region’s urban forest is suitably recognised, managed, protected, enhanced and monitored.”

Cr Rutherford said the accompanying action plan will see Council deliver upon several actions and initiatives in a holistic approach, with a review date of 2027.

“Whilst many actions and projects are internally focused and centred around continuous improvement, organisational collaboration and firming up corporate documentation, Council remains committed to pursuing more ambitious greening opportunities and long-term targets,” Cr Rutherford said.

“It’s so wonderful that we have been able to take this first step in cultivating an abundant green infrastructure network from the ground up.”


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