More trees for a cooler, greener Brimbank

More trees are on the way to Brimbank!

Council has welcomed an announcement that some tree planting in Brimbank will be funded under the State Government’s ‘More Trees for a Cooler, Greener West’ project.

Brimbank Council, the Department of Transport and Parks Victoria will receive funding to support a range of tree planting projects.

Funded projects include:

  • Council planting  street trees in St Albans and Kings Park as an extension of our Street Tree Planting Program.
  • Department of Transport and Brimbank Council partnering to enhance the boulevard  tree planting along Sunshine Avenue, St Albans.
  • Department of Transport planting more trees along the shared user path on the Deer Park bypass freeway reserve in Derrimut.
  • Parks Victoria planting more shade for park visitors at Brimbank Park, Keilor, and Organ Pipes National Park, Keilor North.

Council receives $250,000 as part of this phase of funding.

This planting will help provide greener streets and spaces and supports Council’s long term effort to create a cooler greener Brimbank.

Brimbank’s tree canopy has risen from 6.2% to 10.2% since the adoption of Council’s Urban Forest Strategy  in 2016.

This is the result of Council planting around 280,000 trees in streets and parks. As these trees grow, they will provide more shade and increase canopy coverage.

Brimbank Mayor, Cr Ranka Rasic said: “Council thanks the State Government for supporting our drive to create a greener, cooler Brimbank.

“The State Government funding announced for tree planting in Brimbank, responds to Council’s call for more investment in greening our spaces, as advocated through our 19 Point Action Plan for COVID Response and Recovery.

“Delivering a greener, cooler Brimbank remains a key priority for Brimbank.”

Brimbank City Council acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government through the More Trees for a Cooler, Greener West initiative.

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