Cool It Street Program

Mildura Rural City Council is looking to create healthier and greener neighbourhoods through its Cool It Street Program.

More than 50 streets across Mildura, Merbein and Red Cliffs have been selected to undergo a transformation under the 2024 program, which aims to provide quality tree canopy cover by planting semi-mature trees in areas of need.

The 2024 program has been made possible thanks to funding from the Loddon Mallee Public Health Unit.

The benefits of Cool it Street Program are to:

  • Cool the environment
  • Improve streetscape amenities and walkability
  • Enhance urban biodiversity and provide linkages between pockets of biodiverse areas
  • Showcase how we can better adapt to climate change
  • Increase awareness, knowledge, and stewardship about the importance of urban greening within the community

Next steps

Council has begun contacting residents of successful streets directly to detail the next stage of the program. Plantings are expected to take place from April 2024 in line with Council’s 2024 tree planting season.


Will Council remove healthy trees through the Cool It initiative?

Council will only seek to remove underperforming/sick/dead/ tree species through the program. Any healthy, established trees will be retained. All trees removed will be replaced.

Will residents be required to plant the trees?

The trees will be planted by Council staff. Residents will be asked to water and maintain the area around the tree. Details regarding ongoing maintenance will be discussed as part of the consultation process.

More information

For more information about the Cool It Street Program please contact Nardia Baker on 03 5018 8100