Brisbane Stakeholder Workshop (20 February 2017)

This session focused on how different stakeholders make key decisions regarding species selection within the urban context. 

Participants agreed that although most local councils have a species selection list for urban spaces, the list is not always adhered to, and 
plant selection is guided by a variety of factors.

These include past experience (success and failure of plantings), nursery stock availability and cost, aesthetic features of the plant - especially within new developments, and preferences driven by culture and/or current trends.

Common types of plant selection lists used within a local council include:


  • Maintenance list
  • Safe list or Stay-away-from list (risk to residence and infrastructure, and maintenance)
  • Do not use list (invasive species)
  • Endemic species list


Some participants have developed their own species list based on their knowledge and experience. During the project planning stage they will consider the plant’s attributes as well as other ecological factors, aesthetics, performance, and the micro-climatic factors of the site. This can greatly increase the likelihood of a successful urban planting.

Brisbane Stakeholder Workshop (20 February 2017)
Event Date and Time:

Starts: Monday, 20 February 2017 9:00 AM

Ends: Monday, 20 February 2017 1:00 PM


University of Queensland - St Lucia campus Building 14 Level 2 Room 219 Brisbane QLD


Contact Leigh Staas, Project Manager

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