Urban Canopy

2021/22 Local Government Urban Canopy Grant Program

With 41% of Local Governments experiencing significant tree canopy loss, this program is an example of the great work between State and Local Governments to address and reverse declining urban tree canopy, creating cooler and more sustainable communities.

In 2021, the Water Corporation partnered with WALGA to deliver the Local Government 2021/2022 Urban Canopy Grant Program, aimed at increasing tree canopies in high urban heat risk areas.

Urban Canopy Grant Program

The grant program, provided $750,000 to Local Governments for tree planting and supporting infrastructure. A total of 18 Local Governments were successful grant recipients under the program which delivered:

  • More than 4,000 new trees planted
  • A planned 16 hectares of additional tree canopy cover within the next 10 years

Learn more

Learn how five of the successful grant recipients used their funding to improve their local community below.

City of Bayswater

Learn how the City of Bayswater used their grant to increase tree canopy in Morley, by planting an additional 200 trees in the commercial and industrial areas of the Morley Activity Centre. 

City of Gosnells

The grant allowed the City of Gosnells to plant an extra 340 trees over and above the 2,000 trees they usually plant each year. This will provide an extra two-hectares of canopy within the community. 

Town of East Fremantle

The Town of East Fremantle planted trees in seven areas of underutilised public open space to increase community access and use of these sites. Their long-term goal is to increase their overall tree canopy to 30%.  

City of South Perth

The City of South Perth planted an extra 295 over and above the 1,500 trees they usually plant each year. These extra trees were planted into some of their parks which had poor canopy cover.  

City of Kalamunda

With the Urban Canopy grant, the City of Kalamunda planted 373 mature trees across Forrestfield, High Wycombe and Wattle Grove, creating nearly 1.8 hectares of canopy, roughly the size of the MCG. 

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