Your feedback on proposed street trees on Thurlow Street and Lane, Redfern

Project Status: Closed

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What we’re doing

We propose to plant around 7 yellow bloodwood trees within landscaped median strips in Thurlow Street. The median strips will also help slow traffic and make the street safer. In Thurlow Lane, we propose to plant a leopardwood tree in a single landscaped kerb-side blister. To plant this tree, we would remove one parking space on Thurlow lane.

As well as beautifying our streets, these trees will provide shade and reduce the urban heat island effect. Speeding up our urban street tree planting is an important way we can increase the city’s canopy cover and help reduce the impacts of climate change.

Future improvement works

In 2025/26, we plan to improve access and safety for people walking at the intersection of Thurlow and Bourke Streets by installing a new continuous footpath. Although the works are a few years away, this proposal needs to be approved by the Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee at the same time as the tree planting proposal, as the projects are related.

Consultation plan showing the proposed location of 7 street trees along a median strip on Thurlow Street, and one street tree on a blister on Thurlow Lane.

How you can give feedback

Consultation closes at 5pm on Tuesday 3 October 2023.

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