Published On 16 April 2020 at 02:00 PM
I am extremely excited to unveil our very first tree planted as part of Council’s 3,000 Trees planting project, which forms part of the NSW Government initiative to plant five million trees for Greater Sydney by 2030.
Our first tree was planted in Jannali and we will be continuing our planting along streets, in reserves, school grounds and community spaces across Jannali, Engadine, Cronulla and Taren Point over the coming months.
Importantly, Council has adopted practical and innovative measures to protect staff and the community in light of COVID-19 restrictions. I’m confident the right practices are in place for the project to continue and if Council needs to adjust activities to take extra precautions as the COVID-19 situation changes, we will. Our staff have dedicated equipment and technology available to remove the need for sharing devices and our nursery, being largely outdoors, provides the opportunity to collect plant stock without person to person contact. We’ve also pre-ordered all the necessary supplies, to ensure they are there when we need them.
We will aim to get 30 plants a day into the ground and an important part of this project is the continuation of community engagement, which has proved to be a huge success with this project.
It’s about building connections between people and these trees, so our community can continue to care for them into the future. For more information about Council’s 3K Trees planting project, visit sutherlandshire.nsw.gov.au/trees
Carmelo Pesce - Sutherland Shire Mayor