The areas surrounding the Figtree Oval planting site include sporting fields, an off-leash dog park, a children's playground and community hall. This planting of grassy woodland and specimen trees will enhance the underutilised parkland. It will provide increased shade and enhance waterway protection with buffer planting, resulting in decreased mowing.
Wollongong City Council is prioritising urban greening as part of its commitment to value and protect the environment. They’re taking action to increase tree canopy cover, create liveable urban spaces, support outdoor activity and foster local identity.