City of Salisbury playing its role in delivering a greener future
Adelaide has long prided itself on being an environmentally responsible City, and its title as a National Park City has further enhanced its reputation.
During Adelaide National Park City Month, events held throughout June have inspired people to take positive actions to ensure the future is bright and eco-friendly – these actions also take place in the City of Salisbury.
Progressive, sustainable and connected are the words that shape the City of Salisbury’s vision, and there are countless initiatives and projects that have allowed the City to become eco-friendly.
For the past five years, the City of Salisbury has partnered with local nursery, Provenance Indigenous Plants, to provide residents with the opportunity to purchase 10 native plants for $10.
The initiative sees 300 plant vouchers made available each year for purchase, with this year’s vouchers being sold out in less than two weeks.
Over the years, the initiative has been well received and has encouraged many residents to plant native indigenous trees in their gardens, which has the ability to attract local birds, butterflies and other animals.
The youth of today will play a massive role in shaping the Salisbury of tomorrow, and Council’s work with many local schools has provided positive outcomes that will be felt outside of the classroom.
Council provides planting advice, environmental education, as well as assistance with environmental projects and waste management practices to local schools throughout the City.
While there are many eco-friendly initiatives that take place at the City of Salisbury, there are also projects that have contributed to a more sustainable City.
In February this year, the City of Salisbury received $100,000 through Round 3 of Green Adelaide’s Greener Neighbourhoods grants program to deliver Council’s Little Para Urban Forest Renewal Project.
The project will see locally indigenous trees and shrubs planted along the Little Para River catchment. The Little Para is a significant corridor for the City of Salisbury linking the foothills to the coast.
It is also important in terms of habitat provision, fauna movement and remnant native vegetation, as well as being a recreation corridor with high public use areas.
On Saturday, June 25 2022, the City of Salisbury hosted a community tree planting event as part of the Little Para Urban Forest Renewal Project.
The tree planting event proved to be a massive success, with 1500 plants being planted by 71 attendees.