Why Treeline Lurline?
Local groups and residents are working together for an avenue of trees along Lurline Street, Katoomba, that will give shade, shelter and seasonal colour.
The Three Sisters at Echo Point is the second biggest tourist attraction in NSW after the Sydney Opera House.
Over four million tourists come to the Blue Mountains every year. The vast majority visit the Three Sisters and most come down Lurline Street.
Treeline Lurline is a collaboration between the local community and governments to create a golden mile (1.6km) avenue of trees between Katoomba town centre and Echo Point.
This is a major project where power lines will run under the ground, a substantial avenue of trees restored plus traffic calming installed.
Strategically placed tree bays, water stations and seating will be created along cross-street intersections the full length of Lurline Street.
Echo Point at the far end of Lurline Street is second only to the Sydney foreshore as a tourist attraction. Millions of visitors from all over the world, as well as local residents, walk, drive, cycle or passenger down Lurline Street every year. It is a nationally significant gateway, thoroughfare and public space that is looking somewhat down-at-heel these days.
Treeline Lurline is working with Blue Mountains City Council and hopefully soon the State and Federal Governments to establish a tree planting and refurbishment program for the Lurline streetscape that will create a beautiful avenue of seasonal colour, shade, shelter, resting places, water fountains and wildlife habitat.
in the NSW Government's Western City District Plan
Increased use of public resources such as open space and community facilities.
Providing services and social infrastructure to meet people's changing needs.
Fostering healthy, creative, culturally rich and socially connected communities.
Creating and renewing great places and local centres, and respecting the District's heritage.
Increasing urban tree canopy cover and delivering Green Grid connections.
Protecting and enhancing scenic and cultural landscapes.