Cool It Street Program

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

Congratulations to the following streets which have been selected to undergo a transformation under the 2023 program, which aims to provide quality tree canopy cover by planting semi-mature trees in areas of need. They are:

  • Wade Avenue, Mildura
  • Eaglesham Street, Mildura
  • Eastside Drive, Mildura
  • Ellswood Crescent, Mildura
  • Hazeldene Street, Mildura
  • Shiraz Court, Mildura

Up to 100 streets were nominated for the program, and we thank their community for their interest in the program.

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. Council has identified a selection of suitable tress for each area, with residents to have the chance to select what type of trees are planted from this range. Plantings will take place between now and August 2023.


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