To facilitate the development of Council’s first urban greening strategy, Edge undertook land cover mapping and analysis to calculate the percentage and amount of land cover types across the Council area, in each suburb, and by public and private tenure. Analyses were conducted using i-Tree Canopy and based on available satellite imagery. A land cover technical report was produced which identified the amount of land cover types, including canopy cover, impervious cover, and potentially plantable space. The analysis provided information used to underpin development of the Council’s first Urban Greening Strategy, including benchmarks on which to base and monitor canopy cover targets, and also opportunities and required actions on public and private land to achieve targets.
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