Greening Cumberland

We are about to get greener! We are working on expanding our green canopy with the Greening our Cities Grant, provided by the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.

Greening our city

More trees mean cooler suburbs, improved air quality and more habitat to support birds and wildlife. That’s why we’re excited to have received a share of $10 million to plant more trees, as part of the NSW Government’s Greening Our City grants.

The NSW Government has committed to increase tree canopy cover across Greater Sydney. The growing urban tree canopy will be formed by a mix of native and exotic, deciduous or evergreen trees, providing shade in summer while allowing sun-light into homes and onto roofs for solar power, particularly in winter.

We have been working on a range of innovative projects to reduce urban heat within Cumberland City and plant as many trees as we can!

Benefits of trees

Our projects

Greening town centres

We are planting over 400 street trees across town centres and surrounds.

Greening streets – adopt a tree

We’re planting up to 100 street trees in front yards of lucky residents who expressed their interest, providing natural cooling with shade, improving air quality and beautifying residential areas.

1,000 trees for Cumberland City

We received additional grant funding to plant another 1,000 trees across Cumberland City.

Cool Carpark Project

We are working to install green infrastructure in the Holroyd Gardens carpark to help reduce urban heat.

Cooler Corridors

We are planting around 220 native trees throughout parklands to connect natural areas, extend native habitats and providing much needed shade along our shared paths.

Canopy for the Community

We are planting over 1,000 native trees across our parks and reserves to increase shade cover and provide inviting cool spaces for people to play, exercise and relax.

Trees are tops

Trees are tops, and vital to our City. Watch the following video to find out more.

Trees improve our environment by:

  • Removing pollution and improving air quality
  • Providing us with oxygen
  • Reducing the effects of climate change
  • Filtering pollutants from storm water through the canopy, trunks and roots
  • Providing wildlife with food and homes

Trees contribute to our health by:

  • Reducing the risk of diabetes by 43%, cardiovascular disease and stroke by 37% and depression by 25%.
  • Children who spend more time in nature grow up to be happier adults and perform better at school.
  • Trees promoting feelings of relaxation and well-being.

Trees improve our urban areas by:

  • Cooling the surrounding area
  • Reducing the urban heat island effect
  • Helping reduce crime
  • Adding to the character or history of a space or suburb
  • Helping us save up to 12-15% on electricity.
  • Reducing temperatures up to 8 °C.

Trees increase property values

  • Home buyers are prepared to pay over $35,000 extra for a house in a green leafy area.
  • A 10% increase in street tree canopy can increase the value of a property by an average of $50,000.
  • The value of one tree to a residential property is approximately $5,000.

Further information

For more information contact us on 02 8757 9000.

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These projects are part of the Greening Our City grant program that is proudly funded by the NSW Government in association with Local Government NSW.