CANCELLED: Urban Forest Conference

CANCELLED: Urban Forest Conference


In light of advice from the Australian Government and Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC), WALGA is looking to implement social distancing measures in a responsible way across our business operations.

To this end, this event will now be cancelled.

We appreciate your understanding and will update this page when circumstances change so as to allow for events of this nature in future.

Hosted by WALGA in conjunction with the Local Government Urban Forest Working Group the conference is being held at the University of Western Australia on Friday, 17 April.

The conference will showcase achievements of the organisations involved in growing Perth’s urban canopy, including best practice examples and latest research, to provide attendees with the knowledge needed to make positive change in their own roles, organisations and communities.

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from David Callow, Director Parks & City Greening from the City of Melbourne about the journey Melbourne has been on in greening its urban landscapes. Further, a range of speakers from Local Government, State Government and the private sector will present on a range of projects that have sought to increase the urban forest.

The themes of the conference cover:
  • urban design and planning to better accommodate canopy
  • planting for biodiversity
  • improved data outcomes
  • trees in a changing climate
  • community perceptions and behaviour change to effectively engage community; and
  • technical workshops to improve planting outcomes.

The conference will be of value to:
  • Local and State Government across planning, urban design, environment, sustainability, infrastructure, community and engineering portfolios
  • developers
  • consultants
  • academia, and
  • the broader community.
For more information, please contact WALGA's Marketing and Event Officer, Michelle Guice or call (08) 9213 2010.


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