Fremantle Urban Forest Plan

The City of Fremantle set out to determine the benefits of a thriving urban forest, and address a number of key focus areas in the Green Strategy 2020 such as increasing the City’s canopy cover, improving urban amenity and helping to ameliorate the Urban Heat Island Effect (UHIE). 

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The strategy is an innovative urban forest plan, informed by a thorough analysis of the complex natural, historical, socio-economic and cultural fabric of Fremantle. The plan is focused on community wellbeing and environmental value, as well as creating an equitable approach to targeted tree canopy coverage. Species selection is carefully tailored to reflect the unique character of each precinct and engagement with active community groups was carried out in each precinct to engender local ownership and advocacy of the Strategy.

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The Fremantle community has a strong voice and is dedicated to improving the place they live, and harnessing this advocacy will ensure the existing canopy and future urban forest are protected and enhanced. 

The Urban Forest Plan clearly articulates the ‘why’, ‘what’ and ‘how’ of the strategy and implementation plan, including measurable and costed actions to be achieved over a 10-year period. The content of the Strategy is supported by meaningful and legible graphics providing the City of Fremantle with a clear, achievable and importantly measurable way forward in improving its urban forest.

Water Corp of WA, Balcatta Office, Water Sensitive Urban Design Building Entrance
Water Corp of WA, Balcatta Office, Water Sensitive Urban Design Building Entrance

office

9 Stirling Highway
North Fremantle WA 6159

phone

+61 8 9430 8955

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