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Five Million Trees for Greater Sydney Grant

The Five Million Trees for Greater Sydney Grant supports local councils in Greater Sydney to enhance urban tree canopy by co-funding tree planting projects in public spaces such as streets, parks and plazas.


This is the first year that the grant program will run, and $6 million is available in 2018-19 to fund upcoming tree-planting projects. Funds are awarded to councils on a matched dollar-for-dollar basis.


The Office of Open Space and Parklands manages the Five Million Trees for Greater Sydney Grant and the New South Wales Government is committed to creating greener and healthier communities across Greater Sydney, a lasting legacy to pass onto the next generation.


Thirty-three Councils across the Greater Sydney Region (see below) are eligible to apply.


The Five Million Trees for Greater Sydney Grant is now closed.


Core Objectives

  • Enhance the tree canopy of Greater Sydney, particularly in suburbs with the least amount of tree cover.
  • Promote the establishment of newly planted trees to ensure longevity of the tree canopy.
  • Promote partnership projects between state and local governments.
  • Support projects that demonstrate a commitment to canopy expansion, including improved outcomes for health, sustainability and climate adaptation.


Program Guidelines

The Five Million Trees for Greater Sydney Grants Program Guidelines for 2018-19 (PDF, 5.9MB) gives an overview of council’s application process and guidance for council applications.

Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions

  • Bayside Council
  • Blacktown City Council
  • Blue Mountains City Council
  • Burwood Council
  • Camden Council
  • Campbelltown City Council
  • City of Canada Bay
  • City of Canterbury-Bankstown
  • Cumberland Council
  • Fairfield City Council
  • Georges River Council
  • Hawkesbury City Council
  • The Hills Shire Council
  • Hornsby Shire Council
  • Hunters Hill Council
  • Inner West Council
  • Ku-ring-gai Council
  • Lane Cove Municipal Council
  • Liverpool City Council
  • Mosman Municipal Council
  • North Sydney Council
  • Northern Beaches Council
  • City of Parramatta
  • Penrith City Council
  • Randwick City Council
  • City of Ryde
  • Strathfield Council
  • Sutherland Shire Council
  • City of Sydney
  • Waverley Council
  • Willoughby City Council
  • Wollondilly Shire Council
  • Woollahra Municipal Council

Page last updated: 21/12/2018