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Greening our City grant program

2022 Greening our City grant

2022 Greening our City grant

The 2022 round of grant funding has awarded more than $9.9 million in grant funding to 21 projects in 17 councils across Greater Sydney. As a result, Greater Sydney will have over 17,000 newly planted trees to boost urban tree canopy where there is low canopy coverage. This round will also plant over 35,000 square metres of green cover.

The funding will help address canopy deficits by planting trees in suburbs with low canopy cover and increased exposure to heat. Planting more trees to enhance tree canopy will provide vital shade that reduces ambient temperatures for local communities and help mitigate the urban heat-island effect.

Importantly, the funding provides councils the support to plant trees and ensures a successful establishment period of 12-months. Councils then continue to care for the trees as part of their routine maintenance programs.

Full list of successful projects

  • Bayside Council
    • Greening Bayside - $310,863
  • Blacktown Council
    • Open Space Tree Planting 2023 - $300,000
    • Drainage Channel Restoration 2023 - $600,000
    • Greening our growth centres 2023 - $300,000
    • Greening the Urban Islands - $300,000
    • Ropes Creek Crossing - $200,000
  • Burwood Council
    • Burwood Open Space Canopy Enhancement - $114,582
  • Camden Council
    • Greener, Cooler and Liveable Camden - Love Your Trees - $950,000
  • Campbelltown City Council
    • Cover Up Campbelltown - $730,800
  • City of Canada Bay
    • Grow Our Canopy Round 4 - $670,000
  • City of Parramatta
    • Greening Four Local Centres across Parramatta LGA - $1,145,000
  • City of Ryde
    • Implementation of Street Tree Master Plan - $175,000
  • Cumberland City Council
    • Covering Cumberland in Cool Canopies - $468,000
  • Fairfield City Council
    • Tree Planting in Parks and Sportsfields - $80,000
  • Georges River Council
    • Greening Our City - Gannons Park Canopy Increase Program - $145,000
  • Mosman Council
    • Military Road Western Gateway Tree Planting - $108,000
  • Northern Beaches Council
    • Coastal Weeds into Coastal Trees (Curl Curl and Mona Vale Dunes) - $97,350
  • Penrith City Council
    • Be Cool To School - Cambridge Park - $614,000
  • Randwick City Council
    • Randwick Street Tree Planting Program - Stage 1 - $1,882,320
  • The Hills Shire Council
    • Samantha Riley Drive Kellyville - Street Tree Planting Scheme - $259,250
  • Willoughby City Council
    • Cool Places to Go - A Willoughby street greening and schools active travel project - $500,000

Grant Guidelines and supporting information

For an overview of the 2022 grant application process, read the following information:

Greening our City grant program guidelines and frequently asked questions

The 2022 Greening our City Grant Guidelines and frequently asked questions provide further details about eligibility and the assessment process.

Greening our City 2022 Grant Guidelines (PDF, 873.15 KB)

Frequently asked questions

Data to inform applications and assessment

Data about urban canopy cover (2019) and urban heat (2016) are available to view on the NSW Government’s SEED portal. These datasets and the below summary of suburb level data may assist in the preparation of grant applications and will be used in the assessment process as part of the merit assessment. High merit projects in suburbs with lower canopy levels will be prioritised for project funding.

Average tree canopy and urban heat levels for suburbs in Greater Sydney (PDF, 507.38 KB)

Water efficiency report

A water efficiency study was commissioned to provide guidance for councils to support responsible tree planting. Applicants are encouraged to draw on this study as part of their application.

More information

This grant round is being administered by Local Government NSW on behalf of the department. For enquiries or more information, contact the team via email.