This 2021 report provides a deep dive into the state of urban forestry management in Australia's urban Local Government Areas (LGAs): what's working, what's not, and what's next.

The National Green Space Survey was undertaken across 116 urban councils, as part of Phase 2 of the Where Will All the Trees Be? green cover benchmarking research.

RMIT researchers surveyed 169 people whose job it is to green our cities at the local council level to learn more about the influence of local government on greening outcomes through policies, resourcing, community engagement and ‘effort’. Respondents included council planners, arborists, landscape architects, engineers, parks teams and sustainability officers from each of the urban LGAs in Australia.

Absolutely fabulous… [this report is] relevant to every single one of the councils I’ve worked with.

Meg Caffin, Urban Forest Consultant


Key findings from the report have been summarised into an infographic which lets you see a high-level overview of the report on one page.

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