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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 end of 2022. This is part of a broader commitment to plant five million trees by 2030.

One million trees

Together with your help we have planted one million trees in Greater Sydney. Thanks a million to everyone who made their tree count.

Let's keep planting to create a greener, cooler, more beautiful place to live. Register your trees to help us reach 5 million trees by 2030.

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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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Greener Neighbourhoods

The Greener Neighbourhoods program empowers councils to protect and enhance tree canopy to create cooler, shadier neighbourhoods. The program provides updated data, financial support and policy guidance to councils to support strategic approaches to urban forest management.


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

Greening our City grant program

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

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 five million trees by the end of 2030 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

Greening our City Champions

The program celebrates an individual, group or organisation that has made a contribution to creating a greener future.

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