A greener Yandina
  • Wednesday 17 July 2013

A better looking public space with better protection from the elements – those are some of the improvements that newly planted street trees will provide in Yandina.

Sunshine Coast Council is currently planting eight native trees in gardens along Stevens Street between Farrell and Scott Streets.

Place Management and Delivery Portfolio and Division 10 Councillor Greg Rogerson said the trees would provide much needed shade and visual improvements to Stevens Street.

“This street tree planting will link with the completed stage 1 Yandina Streetscape work in Farrell Street,” he said.

“The trees being planted are advanced stock trees – Tulipwood, Brush Box and Yellow Poinciana / Yellow Flame Trees.

“They’re being planted in a ‘structural soil’ product that promotes tree health and root growth in the appropriate locations to limit impacts to the footpath and road.

“The Yandina and Districts Community Association and the Yandina Chamber of Commerce both strongly support the planting of these street trees and it’s terrific that council can deliver this great outcome.”

Planting of the new street trees is expected to be complete within the next week (weather permitting)

Energex will also be aerial cable bundling the overhead power lines along the southern side of Stevens Street, from the Yandina Hotel to Yandina School of Arts hall, in the coming months.