Your say on increasing tree canopy on Briggs Street, Camperdown

Project Status: Open for feedback

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Why we’re doing this

We invite your feedback on a proposal to plant more trees on Briggs Street, Camperdown.

Our Greening Sydney strategy has clear targets for increasing canopy cover across our local area for a cooler and more resilient city.

The current canopy cover of Briggs Street is only 6% and has been identified as part of our program to increase canopy by planting within the roadway. Planting in the roadway will allow the trees to grow in enough soil and away from overhead cables and narrow footpaths.

What we’re doing

At Briggs Street, we propose to plant 5 trees in the roadway and 2 trees in the footpath at each end of the street. Caesalpinia ferrea (Leopard wood) will be planted in the roadway and Tristanioposis laurina (Water gum) in the footpath.

These trees will provide shade and contribute to our area’s overall resilience in the face of a changing climate. To plant the trees, we’ll remove 3 to 4 parking spaces depending on the final design.

View the design

Briggs Street, Camperdown - Inroad Planting - Consultation PlanPDF · 2.75 MB · Last modified
Plan showing Briggs Street proposal.  At the corner of Briggs Street and Church Street, the plan shows a new tree and verge garden in existing footpath widening. The tree Species will be Tristaniopsis laurina - Water Gum.  Outside 1 Briggs Street and 14 Briggs Street, the plan shows a new landscaped blister with tree planting. Tree species will be Caesalpinia ferrea - Leopard Wood  Outside 18-28 Briggs Street, the plan shows a new landscape blister with tree planting between existing driveways. Final detail in this location to be confirmed based on future swept path analysis from driveways. Tree species will be Caesalpinia ferrea - Leopard Wood  Outside 34 and 36-46 Briggs Street, the plan shows a new landscape blister with tree planting. Tree species will be Caesalpinia ferrea - Leopard Wood.  Outside 23-33 Briggs Street, the plan shows footpath widening in no-stopping zone and  new tree planting in footpath. Tree Species will be Tristaniopsis laurina - Water Gum.  Outside 34 Briggs Street the plan shows the loss of one 1-hour undersized parking space (total reduction 3200mm).   Opposite 1 Briggs Street, the plan shows the loss of one 2-hour parking space (total reduction 3200mm).  Outside 12-16 Briggs Street, the plan shows the loss of one 2-hour parking space (total reduction 3200mm).  Outside 36-46 Briggs Street, the plan shows the loss of one 2HR parking space (total reduction 3200mm).

How you can give feedback

Consultation closes at 5pm on Thursday 29 September.

Feedback may be published in publicly available reports at the end of the consultation period. Your name or organisation's name may appear in these reports with your feedback attributed. If you would like your feedback to be kept confidential, please let us know when making your submission.

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