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Georges River Council receives Green Grants Funding

Georges River Council will receive a share in more than a million dollars’ worth of funding from the NSW Government to help create cooler, greener and more appealing local suburbs.

This funding was provided by the NSW Government’s Greener Neighbourhoods program to assist local councils with the development or updating of urban forest strategies.

Member for Oatley, Mark Coure said, Georges River Council will be receiving $40,000 for the Georges River Park and Open Space Tree Asset Study.

“Trees and urban green spaces are an important part of creating attractive, liveable, and sustainable local areas, providing social, environmental and economic benefits for local residents in the Georges River area,” Mr Coure said.

“This project is one of 32 exciting and diverse initiatives being funded across Greater Sydney, which will have real-world outcomes to help see our local tree canopy and green spaces expand”.

Minister for Planning and Minister for Homes Anthony Roberts said the Government has committed to achieving an ambitious target of 40 per cent urban tree canopy cover for Greater Sydney by 2036, with work well underway to reach the goal.

“We’re on track to hit our target of planting one million trees by the end of 2022, and we’re working towards a bigger target of five million across Greater Sydney by 2030,” Minister Roberts said.

“The Greener Neighbourhoods program is an important tool in helping keep that momentum going.”

A further updated tree canopy data set will be collected later this year and will be shared with councils to enable further analysis of trends across Greater Sydney.

The Greener Neighbourhoods program has been co-designed by the NSW Government in collaboration with councils and Resilient Sydney.

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