Landscape Architecture Australia
Suburb Improvement Program Review – Greening Onkaparinga City of Onkaparinga
City of Onkaparinga, South Australia
City of Onkaparinga
A Suburb Improvement Program often starts with an honest self-assessment. Through its early findings, the City of Onkaparinga identified that areas with low canopy cover and an increased urban heat island effect are more often linked to social vulnerability, where households are less likely to have cars and are more dependent on the walkability of their streets. The jury was impressed by the City’s ability to clearly communicate the project motivations and implementation strategies, and its patience in remaining committed to a program initiated more than 10 years ago and reviewed in 2018.
This project speaks volumes about the worth the City places on the health and wellbeing of its most vulnerable constituents and its belief in the value of greener suburbs. Design practice City of Onkaparinga Images City of Onkaparinga