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Sydney’s streets to be transformed

Several sites across Sydney are being transformed into lush garden as part of the City of Sydney’s plan to add green spaces.


January 18th, 2010

Eleven sites across the city are to be turned into small gardens thanks to a team of landscapers and builders commissioned by the City of Sydney.

The initiative is part of a the program deployed by the city to create a more verdant urban environment, said the Lord Mayor Clover Moore.

“Everybody has an ownership of public space and a well-maintained, vibrant streetscape with plants and trees not only makes the area more visually appealing but increases community pride in the area, helps reduce C02 emissions and reduces stormwater run-off.

“In taking a look at our everyday surroundings we saw multiple opportunities where sites could be redeveloped into engaging and enjoyable spaces,” said Ms Moore.

“These small improvements reduce the amount of hard surfaces and can really lift the visual appeal of a street corner or the side of a busy road strip. For many residents it’s a chance for them to have their own front yard,” said Ms Moore.

“As part of Sustainable Sydney 2030 we are committed to reducing carbon emissions and creating the world’s most liveable city where people are valued above all else.”

To date sites have been completed at Darlinghurst, Green Square, Kings Cross, Newtown, Paddington, Potts Point, Redfern, Roseberry, Surry Hills, Ultimo, Wooloomoloo and Zetland.

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