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Our Urban Greening Projects

UrbanGreeningProjects Community Tree Planting

Urban Greening Projects are so important for community health, wellbeing and to enjoy nature right outside your front door.

Stay cool in summer

Planting trees on the sunniest streets filters direct sunlight, helping residents walk in shade and even reducing the temperature in your home by as much as 7 - 15°C. This reduces the need for air conditioning and may save you hundreds on your yearly electricity bill.

Making a home for wildlife

Half of Australia’s threatened native fauna live on the edge of urban areas. By planting trees in our community we can provide homes, food and shelter for our friendly native animals.

A breath of fresh air

Trees assist in reducing ground level ozone and absorb harmful pollutants, helping to clean the air around us.

Money does grow on trees

Streets and houses with established tree canopy can lead to increases in property values. Particularly in areas with low tree canopy cover, having a tree on your property may increase its value by thousands.

Did you know?

  • Western Sydney is 6-10°C hotter in Summer compared to the Eastern City
  • Energy for air conditioning is 100% higher than in the Eastern City
  • Electricity bills are almost 100% higher on 20-40°C days than in the Eastern City.

Check out Dr Sebastian Pfautsch's study on Feeling the heat in Campbelltown, as part of his research through the Western Sydney University.

Rosemeadow Demonstration Project - 5 Million Trees

The NSW Government is aiming to increase Greater Sydney’s tree canopy by planting more trees in streets, parks, bushland areas and yards by 2030. The 5 Million Trees Program (5MT) is part of the Government’s commitment to creating a greener city to improve our health, climate, economy and environment.

Rosemeadow is the first demonstration project under the 5MT program which aims to plant more trees in streets, parks and yards. This will mean a shadier and cooler suburb, with more habitat for wildlife and even an increase in your property values.


Growing tree canopy in Rosemeadow

As part of the NSW Government’s 5 Million Tree Demonstration Project, almost 2,000 trees have been installed in Rosemeadow.

Why Rosemeadow?

The suburb currently has a low tree canopy. We are testing ways to increase trees and capture water, to help cool our streets and improve the daily lives of our community.

Copperfield Drive: Street planting and water capture works

(Fitzgibbon Lane to Ophelia Street)

More than 300 trees ranging in sizes and species have been planted. Specialised stormwater capture systems have also been installed underground to help maintain the trees and cool the area.

Project status: Completed

Planting in parks

More than 1,200 trees have been planted in open spaces across Rosemeadow.

These parks include:

  • Glendower Street Public Reserve
  • Haydon Park
  • Thomas Acres Reserve
  • Rizal Park
  • Demetrius Reserve
  • Octavia Reserve
  • Candius Reserve

Project status: Completed

Trees in schools

More than 300 trees have been planted within schools across Rosemeadow during to help increase tree canopy across the suburb and directly increase the comfort for our teachers and students during hot weather.

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Teachers at John Therry Catholic High School Planting Day.

 Project status: Completed


Creating Canopies in Campbelltown

Greening our City

We have recently been successful in obtaining a grant through Local Government NSW on behalf of the NSW Department of Planning Industry and Environment (NSW DPIE) called Creating Canopies in Campbelltown.

The $545,000 project will see a variety of tree species planted along Narellan Road between Blaxland Road and the Hume Highway over the coming months. The project will add a significant amount of greenery to one of our most well utilised city entrances while also providing important canopy cover and shade for the bicycle path along Narellan Road.

Preparatory works have started to plant 4,278 trees, with the first plantings to start in mid-October the trees will be planted across popular local reserves and one of Campbelltown’s busiest entrances as part of several projects to enhance the city’s tree canopy.

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

Project status: In Progress

Delivery Timeframe:

Location Start Date Finish Date Number of Trees
Narellan Rd 11 October 2022 9 December 2022 4,278
Total Trees 4,278

Shade for Shared Pathways

We have recently been successful in obtaining a grant through Local Government NSW on behalf of the NSW Department of Planning Industry and Environment (NSW DPIE) called Shade for Shared Pathways.

More than 1500 trees will be planted across local reserves and sportsgrounds as part of the Shade for Shared Pathways project to increase shade at reserves which are regularly used by people for exercise.

These projects will add a significant amount of greenery and canopy cover to one of the most well-utilised entrances to our city centre as well as a number of significant local reserves that are popular amongst our community.

By planting more trees in these significant locations, we can improve the canopy cover of our city, create cooler suburbs and make our city more attractive to residents and visitors.

Planting locations include:

  • Raby Sports Complex, Raby
  • Eschol Park Sports Complex, Eschol Park
  • Ambarvale Sports Complex, Ambarvale
  • Harvey Brown Reserve, Blair Athol
  • Eagle Farm Reserve, Eagle Vale

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

Project status: In Progress

Delivery timeframe:

Location Start Date Finish Date Number of Trees
Emerald Dr Avenue Planting 20 August 2021 27 August 2021 55
Ambarvale Sports Complex 17 October 2022 (TBC) 25 November 2022 352
Eagle Farm Reserve 17 October 2022 25 November 2022 204
Eschol Park Sports Complex 17 October 2022 (TBC) 25 November 2022 361
Harvey Brown Reserve 17 October 2022 25 November 2022 120
Raby Sports Complex 7 November 2022 02 December 2022 485
Glenfield Sports Complex (Seddon and Kennett Park) 1 March 2023 (Approx.) 1 April 2023 (Approx.) 350
Total Trees 1,927
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