Street Tree Planting at Olivia Truganina - Image of a tree

Street Tree Planting Expected to Commence March 2022!

In our July construction update we announced that street tree planting at Olivia would commence this Spring. However, due to the current Covid lockdown, the proposed start date has unfortunately been pushed back to March 2022.

Which stages are getting street trees?

Stages 1, 2 and 11 will be the first stages to receive landscaping, including the tidying up of nature strips and planting of street trees. In order to minimise damage to nature strips and street trees, installation of landscaping usually commences once most homes in a stage have been completed.

Which trees will be planted?

Each stage will have a variety of trees that have been approved by Melton City Council. There will be a combination of deciduous and evergreen trees of varying heights to create a streetscape that is not only aesthetically pleasing but will also play an important role in the environmental and social health of our community. The trees selected for Olivia’s main street, Panaia Boulevard, are the Queensland Brush Box and the Spotted Gum. Both species are evergreen and native to Australia. 

Stage 1 and 2 street trees to be planted within nature strips

North / South trees:

  • Queensland Brush Box (evergreen) 
  • Spotted Gum (evergreen) 
  • Chinese Elm (semi deciduous)
  • Turkey Oak (deciduous)

East / West trees:

  • Honey Locust (deciduous)
  • White Cedar (deciduous)
  • Chinese Pistachio (deciduous)
  • Port Jackson Fig (evergreen)
  • Autumn Gold Elm (deciduous)
  • Chinese Elm (semi deciduous)
  • Turkey Oak (deciduous)

Stage 11 street trees to be planted within nature strips

Sasha Crescent:

  • Chinese Pistachio (deciduous)

Dana Drive:

  • White Cedar (deciduous)

Who is responsible for maintaining the landscaping?

Once a dwelling is occupied, the resident is responsible for maintaining the nature strip abutting their property. Each street tree will have passive irrigation installed by the developer; passive irrigation captures the stormwater to nourish your street tree. Once nature strips have been completed, all residents will be required to maintain their nature strip and ensure it stays free from weeds and rubbish, as per the estate design guidelines and Council regulations.

To keep up to date with construction progress, including landscaping, visit our construction updates and news and blogs on our website, and follow us on Facebook!

For more information, and to register your interest in Olivia, please get in touch with our friendly sales team on 0422 871 939 or [email protected].

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