Map of successful grant projects
You can find more details about the 2021 successful grant projects using the following interactive map.
Note: You can view a larger version of the interactive map.
Greening our City Grant program guidelines and frequently asked questions
The Greening our City Grant Program guidelines and frequently asked questions (FAQs) provide further details about the application process.
Online spatial tool
An online spatial tool and user guide were developed to assist in the submission and assessment of grant applications. The tool provides access to data about urban canopy cover, urban heat islands and heat vulnerability indices.
- Online spatial tool
- Online spatial tool quick reference guide ( PDF, 61.65 KB ) – a ‘how to’ for grant applications using the online spatial tool.
Watch our online tutorial about the Online Spatial Tool.
Water efficiency report
A water efficiency study was commissioned to provide guidance for councils to support responsible tree planting. Applicants were encouraged to draw on this study as part of their application.
Canopy cover range
The allocation of funding for the 2021 grant round prioritised suburbs with lower canopy levels. Outcomes of this assessment will be compared with projects in similar canopy ranges to determine the recommended funding allocation.
- Average tree canopy for suburbs in Greater Sydney (PDF, 230 KB)
Greening our City previous grant rounds
The Greening our City grant program supports local councils and their partners to enhance urban tree canopy and green cover by funding tree planting and demonstration projects across Greater Sydney.
Two funding rounds in 2019 and 2020 awarded over $15 million to projects across 31 local government areas in Greater Sydney.
The first round of grant funding was awarded in early 2019 with 32 projects approved for over $5.3 million across 20 councils in Greater Sydney.
The second round of grant funding was awarded in late 2020 with 50 tree-planting and demonstration projects approved for $10.2 million across two funding streams.
The grant program is being administered by Local Government NSW on behalf of the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment. For grant enquiries, please contact Local Government NSW:
- Email: GreeningOurCity@lgnsw.org.au