Survey 2: Trees and vegetation
In January 2017 we launched a survey to seek feedback on the thousands of plants and trees we will introduce into the new parkland. This survey closed on 28 February 2017.
190 people completed this survey, with 79% supporting the proposed planting concepts in Noble Park and Clayton and 78% supporting the proposed planting concept in Carnegie, Murrumbeena and Hughesdale.
80% of respondents told us that they supported the key species proposed for planting. We heard that generally natives and indigenous species were preferred and that you would like species planted which attracted bird life. You also told us that you would like River Red Gum's replanted.
We are actively investigating options to replant River Red Gums however, opportunities are limited due to operational and safety constraints within the rail corridor. We are actively exploring planting alternative species to introduce similar biodiversity values such as eucalyptus melliodora and eucalyptus radiata.