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Joondalup Council Accepts Leafy City Program Tender
20/04/2017 8:25:17 AM
Joondalup Council has accepted the tender submitted by Tree Planting and Tree Watering for the installation, maintenance and watering of street trees for the Leafy City Program at its April meeting.
Street trees will be installed in the suburbs of Heathridge, Beldon and Craigie beginning in May 2017 and Kinross, Currambine and Padbury starting in July 2017.
On-going maintenance and watering of the street trees will be for a period of two years from the completion of the installation.
The Leafy City Program will result in increased canopy cover by the planting of trees within the City’s streetscapes, creating cooler, inviting green urban spaces for residents.
An independent arborist has advised the City on the location and species of the new trees, ensuring the healthy development and longevity of the City’s leafy canopy.
Tenders were advertised in February 2017 with the City receiving seven submissions.
Joondalup Mayor Troy Pickard said the submission from Baroness Holdings Pty Ltd, trading as Tree Planting and Tree Watering, represented the best value to the City as it demonstrated a thorough understanding and appreciation of the City’s requirements.
“The company demonstrated considerable experience in providing tree planting, maintenance and watering services to the Town of East Fremantle and the Cities of Melville and Canning, and is well established with proven capacity to provide the goods and services to the City,” he said.
Mayor Pickard said the Leafy City Program aimed to provide an abundance of green spaces along the City’s streetscapes.
“Street trees are an important natural asset which helps maintain liveable urban environments,” he said.
“There are obvious benefits such as making streets look more aesthetically pleasing, they can positively impact on suburban amenities and property values, they can have an effect calming traffic and providing safer walking conditions for pedestrians.
“In addition to the aesthetic, economic and social benefits, there are also a wide range of environmental impacts which include reducing ambient air temperature, cleaning air by absorbing polluting gases, reducing cooling energy consumption costs, and saving water through reduced evaporation rates.
“Ultimately by increasing canopy cover throughout the City, it will create cooler, inviting green urban spaces that will improve the comfort of pedestrian movement and reduce the ‘urban heat island’ effect generated by existing hardstand surfaces.”