City of Perth has designs on planning awards

The City of Perth has won a series of design and planning awards recently.
The City of Perth has won a series of design and planning awards recently.

PERTH’S design and planning achievements have been acknowledged with a series of awards.

The City of Perth library recently received yet another award: the ALIA Library Design Award.

The City was also honoured with an International Design Award for its new street furniture and its Urban Forest Plan won an award from Parks and Leisure Australia WA for best Leisure and Open Space Planning initiative.

Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi said the plan was a strategic initiative “focused on promoting the long term health and resilience of Perth’s urban forest by planting hundreds of trees each year and in turn, delivering environmental, economic and social benefits”.

“Before implementing the Urban Forest Plan, we used aerial mapping, thermal imaging and street tree auditing to ascertain the status of the City’s urban forest as a foundation to work towards our aspiration of enhanced tree diversity, increased canopy cover, minimisation of urban hotspots and more sustainable water management.

“East Perth was prioritised as one of the residential hotspots and since July 2016, the City has planted more than 600 trees within residential areas, Ozone Reserve and Point Fraser.

This accolade is the second recognition the Urban Forest Plan has received, after recently winning a Good Design Selection Award from Good Design Australia.

The City of Perth also is hosting a community tree planting event for National Tree Day on July 30 to increase riverbank vegetation.