The Greening our City grant program supports local councils across Greater Sydney to enhance urban tree canopy and green cover in our local parks, streets and neighbourhoods. More trees mean more shade, cooler suburbs and attractive places to live and work for our communities.
Each tree planted contributes to the department’s commitment to plant five million trees across Greater Sydney by 2030, and to achieving the Greater Sydney Region Plan’s 40% canopy cover target by 2036.
- enhance Greater Sydney’s urban tree canopy and green cover, particularly in areas with low canopy cover, have higher exposure to urban heat island effect and are more vulnerable to the adverse impacts of urban heat
- help prepare for climate extremes and mitigate the urban heat island effect through tree planting and other green cover initiatives to cool urban areas and provide shade
- promote partnership projects between local and state governments, organisations, industry, the private sector and the community
- support projects that demonstrate a commitment to canopy expansion, including improved outcomes for health, resilience and climate adaptation.