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Premier's Priorities

Greening our City

To create a sustainable, liveable and cool Greater Sydney, we need trees and green cover. More trees mean more shade, cleaner air and more beautiful places to live.

The Greening our City Premier’s Priority aims to increase the tree canopy and green cover across Greater Sydney by planting one million trees by 2022. This is part of a broader commitment to plant five million trees by 2030.

"New trees today mean more healthy shaded public spaces and beautiful tree-lined streets for communities to enjoy now and for years to come." Rob Stokes, Minister for Planning and Public Spaces.

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Everyone Plant One

Trees have all kinds of benefits for communities and the people who live in them. Join the Everyone Plant One campaign, and plant one tree whether it's in your backyard or on your balcony. Because when everyone plants one, it’s better for everyone.

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Make your tree count

Whether you’re an individual, council, organisation or community group, we want you to plant a tree for the future and make it count today – register your tree.

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Green Infrastructure Policy and Planning Reform

Strategic planning policy is critical to achieving positive long-term change in tree canopy cover across Greater Sydney. The new Greener Neighbourhoods program and policy tools and guidance are available for industry, councils and government to use to green our city.

Partnerships

Partnerships play an important role in creating healthier and more resilient communities by making greener places and great public spaces.

Greening our City grant

We're supporting local councils to enhance Sydney's tree canopy through new tree planting projects.

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Register your tree

Join your community in greening your local area and register any trees, big or small, that you plant.

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Free tree giveaway

Claim your free tree to count towards one million trees by 2022 and play your part in greening our city.

Greening the Great West Walk

We're planting more than 26,000 trees along the Great West Walk for a cooler Western Sydney.

Image of trees by the roadside and a car - Let it Bee – Penrith City Council. An innovative planting project to improve soil quality and prepare tree beds for planting through the planting of a wildflower meadow at Grey Gums Oval, Cranebrook. Number of trees: 76 trees Completion date: April 2021

Secretaries' Pledge

NSW Government agencies have made a collaborative commitment to deliver the Greening our City Premier's Priority.

500,000 trees milestone

In March 2021, Minister Rob Stokes planted the 500,000th registered tree in Greater Sydney under the Greening our City program. We’re well on track to meeting the Premier’s Priorities commitment to plant one million trees by 2022.