04
December
2018
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03:14
Australia/Melbourne

Beautifying our city and reducing noise

These plants will help in buffering the noise and also help in beautifying some of the ugly sites 
Manager Outdoor Operations Richard Lamb

Wodonga Council has replaced sound mounds along Parkers Rd.

As part of the capital works program, the work involved removing existing dead or poor stock from sound mounds and replacing with new plants to beautify the mounds.

The sound mounds, usually a mound or slope of dirt, play an important role in reducing noise pollution to residential areas of the city.

"These plants will help in buffering the noise and also help in beautifying some of the ugly sites," Manager Outdoor Operations Richard Lamb said.

"They are also good for the environment."

The 2018 Community Satisfaction Survey revealed residents rated the appearance of public areas and green spaces as a service that was important to them.

Almost one in five residents (19 per cent) mentioned parks and gardens as one of the best things about living in Wodonga.

It was also the most-mentioned positive aspect.