Perhaps not such fine streets. Surrey Hills is a middle class, middle Melbourne suburb. I am surprised to hear it has some unmade streets. Council wants to 'make' them but many residents are quite happy with how they are. I offer no opinion either way.
What I find interesting is how one particular street is described in The Age.
'LINED with sugar gums and native scrub and dotted with perambulating chickens...'
Now look at the photo. While it was easier to see in the hard copy newspaper, I think I can spy agapanthus, acanthus, what seems to be a birch tree, an alder, a liquidamber, a cotoneaster and violets. Nice, but not native species. However, the chicken does appear to be an accurate description, although whether it is prerambulating or not is arguable. Perhaps in Surrey Hills chickens do perambulate. Ours used to only scratch and peck, although the rooster occasionally strutted.
Is this important in the bigger picture of life? It is indeed. As soon as you put the words gum tree, native and add in an animal, straight away it becomes ideological and emotive. If you read the whole article you will find umpteen examples of words to draw out feelings of the above.