Tree plantings to enhance Campbelltown's public spaces

Published on 28 October 2022

More than 7000 trees will be planted across popular local reserves and one of Campbelltown’s busiest entrances as part of several projects to enhance the city’s tree canopy.

Works have started to plant 5500 trees along Narellan Road between Blaxland Road and the Hume Highway to provide additional shade along the adjacent bike paths and improve the aesthetic of the city entrance, with the first plantings to start in mid-October.

More than 1500 trees will also be planted across local reserves and sportsgrounds as part of the Shade for Shared Pathways project to increase shade at reserves which are regularly used by people for exercise. The Shade for Shared Pathways project is expected to start in the coming months.

“These projects will add a significant amount of trees and canopy cover to one of the most well-utilised entrances to our city centre as well as a number of significant local reserves that are popular among people looking to get out and exercise,” Mayor George Greiss said.

“Campbelltown has always been a place where the city meets the bush and our greenery is valued by residents. By planting more trees in these significant locations, we can improve the canopy cover of our city, create cooler suburbs and make our city more attractive to residents and visitors,” he said.

Planting locations include:

  • Raby Sports Complex, Raby
  • Eschol Park Sports Complex, Eschol Park
  • Ambarvale Sports Complex, Ambarvale
  • Harvey Brown Reserve, Blair Athol
  • Eagle Farm Reserve, Eagle Vale
  • Seddon/Kennet Park, Glenfield

In 2021, 60 new trees were planted at Emerald Drive in Eagle Vale as part of the program.

The projects are part of the Greening Our City grant program that is proudly funded by the NSW Government in association with Local Government NSW.