So googling – I discovered this discussion on RiotACT from April 2007 about plants the local ABC had suggested for Canberra. Unfortunately the link from the ABC no longer works.
We’re about to plant a hedge out the front and it has to deal with some shade (our street trees are Pin Oak).
Everyone seems to do Photinia but I’m not sure whether I want that or not.
Pittosporum seems to vary quite a lot.
Any other thoughts?