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Five Million Trees for Greater Sydney Grant

The Five Million Trees for Greater Sydney (5MT) 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.


$6 million of funding was available in 2018-19 to assist councils to plant thousands of more trees across Greater Sydney to increase tree canopy cover.


Thirty-two projects have been awarded funding totalling $5,378,407 across 20 councils in Greater Sydney as listed below.


  • Bayside Council
  • Blacktown City Council
  • Campbelltown City Council
  • City of Canada Bay
  • City of Ryde Council
  • City of Sydney
  • Cumberland Council
  • Fairfield City Council
  • Georges River Council
  • Hawkesbury City Council
  • Hornsby Shire Council
  • Inner West Council
  • Ku-ring-gai Council
  • Liverpool City Council
  • Mosman Municipal Council
  • Penrith City Council
  • Strathfield Council
  • Sutherland Shire Council
  • Waverley Council
  • Woollahra Municipal Council


For more information about the grant recipients please download this map (PDF, 1 MB)


Core objectives of the 5MT Program

  • 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.

Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions


More information

For inquiries or more information, contact the Office of Open Space and Parklands by email:

Page last updated: 24/09/2020