Street trees of Hackett

Hackett streets are predominately lined with exotic species, with red box (Eucalyptus polyanthemos) the most common native species. In September 1964, the NCDC set out its approach for the street trees of Hackett:

‘In the new suburb of Hackett the characteristic setting of the existing bushland background of Mt. Majura and Mt. Ainslie will be retained and in fact will be made to penetrate into the housing area.

The tree planting programme at Hackett has been planned within the framework of an Australian character. Colour patterns of spring flowering trees will be established within the overall area.

The trees have been planted on a neighbourhood basis rather than by individual streets. Care has also been taken to ensure that they have been planted to gain the greatest aspect benefit without cutting out winter sunshine from the homes.

One of the other areas to receive attention has been the showground where, in addition to general planting, pines have been planted to provide a boundary and a protective wind break.’

(source Sidewalk Supervisor, The Canberra Times 14 September 1964, National Library of Australia, Trove)

StreetScientific nameCommon name
Antill StreetEucalyptus bicostatasouthern blue gum, Victorian blue gum
Eucalyptus mannifera ssp. maculosa*brittle gum
Quercus lusitanicaLusitanian oak gall oak, or dyer’s oak
Quercus roburEnglish oak
Bragg StreetQuercus borealisRed oak
Brennan StreetQuercus borealisRed oak
Burrell StreetNot planted
Caldwell StreetLiquidambar styracifluaLiquidambar or American sweetgum
Dakin PlaceLiquidambar styracifluaLiquidambar or American sweetgum
Dunlop StreetGleditsia triacanthos Shademaster’Honey locust
Dunn PlaceGleditsia triacanthos ‘Shademaster’Honey locust
Fison StreetQuercus borealisRed oak
French StreetEucalyptus polyanthemosRed box
Gilbert StreetQuercus borealisRed oak
Gilruth StreetSophora japonicaJapanese pagoda tree
Grayson StreetEucalyptus polyanthemos*Red box
Hackett PlaceEucalyptus polyanthemosRed box
Fraxinus oxycarpa ‘Raywood’Claret ash
Haddon StreetFraxinus oxycarpa ‘Raywood’Claret ash
Harris PlaceQuercus borealisRed oak
Harris StreetQuercus borealisRed oak
Hedley StreetSophora japonicaJapanese pagoda tree
Helms PlaceNot planted
Hull PlaceGleditsia triacanthos ShademasterHoney locust
Jukes PlaceQuercus borealisRed oak
Jukes StreetQuercus borealisRed oak
Kellaway StreetQuercus borealisRed oak
Kenny PlaceGleditsia triacanthos  Shademaster’Honey locust
Mackenzie StreetEucalyptus polyanthemosRed box*
Madigan StreetPlatanus orientalis


Plane tree


Prunus serrulataJapanese cherry
Maitland StreetEucalyptus pauciflora*Snow gum
Mills PlaceGleditsia triacanthos ‘Shademaster’Honey locust
Mills StreetGleditsia triacanthos ‘Sunburst’Honey locust
Newton StreetEucalyptus paucifloraSnow gum*
Phillip AvenuePlatanus x acerifoliaLondon plane tree
Prell PlaceQuercus borealisRed oak
Richards StreetEucalyptus polyanthemosRed box
Rivett StreetEucalyptus polyanthemosRed box
Russell StreetGleditsia triacanthos ‘Shademaster’Honey locust
Selwyn StreetFraxinus oxycarpa Raywood’claret ash
Skeats StreetSophora japonicaJapanese pagoda tree
Stanley StreetLiquidambar styracifluaLiquidambar or American sweetgum
Steele StreetLiquidambar styracifluaLiquidambar or American sweetgum
Stott StreetLiquidambar styracifluaLiquidambar or American sweetgum
Taylor PlaceQuercus borealisRed oak
Tryon StreetEucalyptus polyanthemos*Red box
Verco StreetQuercus borealisRed oak

* native species found on Mount Ainslie-Majura Reserve

Scientific names obtained from the ACT Beekeepers ACT Street trees list, March 2001

Source – Hackett Community Association (2019) Hackett – 50 years plus: Story of a North Canberra suburb.