THE GREEN STREET
It’s pretty good when someone who grew up in public housing manages to do something to improve it. And that’s what David Borger did, a few years back, as the then NSW Minister for Housing. Seeing the difference between urban landscapes with big, mature trees and those without, he thought it would be good to do some greening in public housing zones.
The Green Street program was the result. It’s government funded and its aim is greener, cooler, community-filled streets. Dig a little deeper (pardon the tree-planting pun) and other, more profound benefits emerge.