Why do we need trees on Young Street?

    The City of Adelaide’s Strategic Plan 2020-2024 has identified an action to “Increase street tree canopies and green infrastructure in city hot spots and public spaces” (Action 4.1). The aim of this action is to assist in providing shade and cooling our streets in summer as well as improving the overall amenity of our public spaces

    The city’s west end has been highlighted as one of these “hot spots” and implementation of greening in this area is a key priority for Council. Young Street has been identified as a street that lacks any tree planting and, therefore, presents an ideal opportunity to implement new trees.

    Why will planting trees result in parking loss?

    During the initial design phase of the project several elements were considered to inform the positioning of street trees including locations of driveways, sightlines, underground services, traffic lane widths and on-street parking. Many of these constraints have legal requirements such as traffic lane widths and intersection sightlines which need to be adhered to and as such, the space in which trees can be planted is restricted.

    We have aimed to strike a balance between minimising the impact on on-street parking spaces and maximising tree planting opportunities and believe that this proposal will result in multiple benefits for the street.

    Why can’t the trees be located on the east side of the street?

    Investigations into the underground services within the street has identified a water main that runs along the east side of the street, preventing any tree planting on this side of the street. Existing underground services on the west side are minimal and allow for tree planting in this location.

    How do I provide my feedback?

    You can provide feedback:


    Contribute your feedback via the Online Survey at yoursay.cityofadelaide.com.au  .

    Email your comments to yoursay@cityofadelaide.com.au.

    Submission Form (attached to the information pack)

    Talk to a staff member

    Written Submissions should be addressed to:

                 Community Consultation

                 Young Street Tree Planting

                 GPO Box 2252, Adelaide SA 5001

    All submissions must be received by 5.00pm, Thursday 3 September 2020.