City West Street Trees Pilot Project

An urban retrofit for increased canopy and permeability in Canberra CBD's inner-west.

City West, ACT
Transport Canberra and City Services, ACT Government
Key services
Urban Design
Landscape Architecture
Project type
Community Infrastructure

The City Renewal Authority awarded a design contract to Place Logic to explore the issues and develop a range of interventions to meet the targets through urban retrofit projects.

As a part of Canberra's Living Infrastructure Plan: Cooling the City 2019 by the ACT Government, City Renewal Authority (CRA) was allocated funding to explore design options to increase canopy cover and permeable surfaces around the city in line with the Territory targets.

Despite the tight 4-week timeframe, the interventions proposed by Place Logic were able to exceed the 30% canopy target. Permeability across the site was increased from 0% to 13.4%, whilst increasing pedestrian safety and retaining important street function.

Illustrative plans: Place Logic