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Urban greening

To create a sustainable, liveable and cool Greater Sydney, we need urban canopy and green cover

To create a sustainable, liveable and cool Greater Sydney, we need urban greening, which includes urban canopy and green cover. More urban greening means communities have more shade, cleaner air and more beautiful places to live.

 The Greening our City Program has several initiatives to help reduce urban heat and create a cooler, sustainable and more liveable city.

The program aims to increase green cover across Greater Sydney and contribute to lifting urban canopy coverage to 40% by 2036.

Our work

Grant programs

We're supporting local councils to enhance Sydney's tree canopy through new tree planting projects.

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The Greener Neighbourhoods program empowers councils to create cooler, shadier neighbourhoods.

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Mapping Greater Sydney’s tree canopy supports more targeted green infrastructure planning and investment.

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Partnerships play an important role in creating healthier and more resilient communities by making greener places and great public spaces.


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We're planting more than 26,000 trees along the Great West Walk for a cooler Western Sydney.

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Everyone can plant one tree whether it's in your backyard or on your balcony. Because when everyone plants one, it’s better for everyone.

Valuing green infrastructure and public spaces

The department has developed a valuation framework that will help ensure green infrastructure and public spaces are planned for, costed and delivered as part of future projects and programs.
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