In Phase three, more than 130,000 trees will be planted across Melbourne’s west in 2023-24, as outlined in the figure below.

Phase 3 projects

Phase 3 (Mass tubestock and advanced tree planting by delivery partners and community groups)

Delivery PartnerNumber of treesPlanting locations
Brimbank City Council22,163 tubestock
  • Arthur Beachley Reserve, Sunshine 3020
  • Denton Hills Reserve, St Albans 3021
  • International Gardens Reserve, St Albans 3021
  • Jones Creek Easement, Cairnlea 3023
  • Kororoit Creek, Ardeer 3022
  • Profita Reserve, Sydenham 3037
  • Upper Stony Creek, Sunshine North 3020
  • Willys Avenue Reserve, Keilor Downs 3038
Brimbank City Council150 advanced trees
  • St Albans 3021 (various streets)
Delivery PartnerNumber of treesPlanting locations
Hobsons Bay City Council25,000 tubestock
  • Truganina Park, Altona Meadows 3028
  • Newport Lakes Reserve, Newport 3015
  • Laverton Creek, Laverton 3028
  • A B Shaw Reserve, Laverton 3028
  • The Buffer Mound, Altona 3018
  • P A Burns Reserve, Altona 3018
  • Altona Coastal Park, Altona 3018
Hobsons Bay City Council150 advanced trees
  • Kororoit Creek Road, Williamstown North (various locations)
Delivery PartnerNumber of treesPlanting locations
Maribyrnong City Council10,000 tubestock
  • Burndap Park, Maribyrnong 3032
  • Village Green Maribyrnong
  • Cranwell Park, Braybrook 3019
  • Upper Stony Creek, Braybrook 3019
  • Upper Stony Creek, Tottenham 3012
Maribyrnong City Council150 advanced trees
  • Various streets, Tottenham 3012
  • Various streets, West Footscray 3012
  • Various streets, Braybrook 3019
Delivery PartnerNumber of treesPlanting locations
Melton City Council9,188 tubestock
  • MacPherson Park, Strathtulloh 3337
  • Toolern Creek Linear Reserve, Kurunjang 3337
  • Melton Botanic Gardens, Melton 3337
  • Botanica Springs Children's & Community Centre, Brookfield 3338
Melton City Council150 advanced trees
  • Kipling Circuit Park, Diggers Rest 3427
  • Taylors Hill West Recreation Reserve, Fraser Rise 3336
  • Hilltop Park, Hillside 3037
Greater Western Water3,000 tubestock
  • Surbiton Park Treatment Plant, Melton
Melbourne Water1,000 tubestock
  • Laverton Creek – Katherine Dr, Ravenhall 3023
Delivery PartnerNumber of treesPlanting locations
Moonee Valley City Council10,000 tubestock
  • AJ Davis Reserve, Airport West 3042
  • Roberts Road Reserve, Airport West 3024
  • Aberfeldie Park, Aberfeldie 3040
  • Fairbairn Park, Ascot Vale 3032
  • Kingston Reserve, Ascot Vale 3032
  • Thornbury Park, Ascot Vale 3032
  • Canning Reserve, Avondale Heights 3034
  • Montgomery Park, Essendon 3040
  • Vanberg Reserve, Essendon 3040
  • Travancore Park, Flemington 3031
  • Rosehill Reserve, Keilor East 3033
  • Valley Lake, Keilor East 3033
  • Spring Gully Reserve, Keilor East 3033
  • Brisbane Reserve, Moonee Ponds 3039
  • Ormond Reserve, Moonee Ponds 3039
  • Willow Tree Crescent, Niddrie 3034
  • Persica Place, Niddrie 3034
Moonee Valley City Council150 advanced trees
  • Airport West 3042 (various streets: El Reno Crescent, Roberts Road, Bowes Ave/Roberts Rd, Roberts Road)
  • AJ Davis Reserve, Airport West 3042
  • Roberts Road Reserve, Airport West 3024
Delivery PartnerNumber of treesPlanting locations
Wyndham City Council10,000 tubestock
  • President’s Park, Wyndham Vale 3024
  • Gordon Okeeffe Reserve, Werribee 3030
  • Cobbledicks Diversion Weir, Werribee 3030
  • Skeleton Creek/Leakes Rd, Tarneit 3029
  • Campbells Cove, Werribee South 3030
  • Lollypop Creek – Armstrong Way, Wyndham Vale 3024
  • Heathdale Glen Orden Wetlands, Werribee 3030
Wyndham City Council150 advanced trees
  • Sayers Rd & Wetlands Blvd, Truganina 3029
  • Forsyth Rd, Williams Landing 3027
  • Baden Powell Drive, Tarneit 3029
  • Point Cook Homestead Rd, Point Cook 3030
Wadawurrung Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation10,150 tubestock
  • Werribee River Park - Main Drive, Cocoroc VIC 3030
  • Lollypop Creek - Olive Way, Wyndham Vale VIC 3024
Victoria University5,000 tubestock
  • Victoria University - Werribee Campus, 235 Hoppers Lane, Werribee
Werribee River Association5,000 tubestock
  • Werribee River Park - Main Drive, Cocoroc VIC 3030
Zoos Victoria14,542 tubestock
  • Werribee Open Range Zoo - K Rd, Werribee South 3030
Greater Western Water2,000 tubestock
  • West Werribee Treatment Plant, William Thwaites Drive, Cocoroc

Phase 3 project selection

The Minister for Environment announced the first two packages of tree planting projects funded under phase one and two of the More Trees for a Cooler Greener West program in October 2021 and April 2022.

Phase 3 of the program was announced in April 2023, and will include planting of over 130,000 trees by providing funding and tubestock to eligible organisations in 2023-2024.

The Program aims to:

  1. Contribute to urban cooling and greening in the west of Melbourne by planting more trees.
  2. Leverage and accelerate existing and potential investment in urban forests by local governments and networks such as Greening the West.
  3. Collaborate with Traditional Owners to design and deliver tree planting projects on country.
  4. Support local communities to participate in tree planting projects.


Eligible organisations applied for tubestock and funding under the following categories. Further information on the eligibility and application process and selection criteria are detailed in the program guidelines.

More trees for a cooler, greener west - phase three program guidelines (PDF, 771.0 KB)

More trees for a cooler, greener west - phase three program guidelines (accessible version) (DOCX, 100.9 KB)

Funding category

DEECA supplied tubestock

Bring Your Own (BYO) tree

Planting on Country

What can be applied for

Funding for mass tubestock planting projects by delivery partners and community groups, with tubestock supplied by DEECA.

Funding for planting semi-advanced and advanced tree stock or tubestock procured by delivery partner.Planting on Country – can request DEECA tubestock or BYO tree.
Tubestock available

95,000 tubestock program-wide.

Negotiable per project.

Funding available for 50,000 tubestock and 1175 advanced trees program wide.Can apply for DEECA tubestock or BYO trees.
Funding available

Maximum rate of $10 per tubestock tree.

Project management support: fixed funding of an additional $10,000 will be provided for applicants planting 5,000 or more DEECA supplied tubestock.

Maximum rate of $12 per tubestock tree.

Maximum rate of $400 per advanced tree (up to $60,000).

Maximum rate of $10 per tubestock tree.

Up to an additional $20,000 per RAP.


Projects to be completed by no later than 31 October 2023.

Projects to be completed by no later than 31 May 2024.Projects to be completed by no later than 31 May 2024.
Eligible organisations
  • Local councils of: Brimbank, Hobsons Bay, Maribyrnong, Melton, Moonee Valley, Wyndham;
  • Water authorities of: Melbourne Water (incorporating Port Phillip and Westernport Catchment Management Authority) and Greater Western Water;
  • Parks Victoria;
  • Victoria University and other tertiary institutions with campuses within the program boundary;
  • Department of Transport and Planning;
  • Zoos Victoria; and
  • Local environment organisations with agreements to plant on public land within the program boundary.

Registered Aboriginal Parties (RAPs) of:

  • Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural   Heritage Aboriginal Corporation
  • Wadawurrung Traditional Owners   Aboriginal Corporation
  • Bunurong Land Council   Aboriginal Corporation.
Community involvementCommunity tree planting events and/or other opportunities for involvement for local communities such as Friends groups and schools to participate are encouraged. Partnerships with community groups on applications are encouraged. For example, applicants may provide a portion of the tubestock requested to allocate to community groups to plant themselves.Encouraged.
Priority locationsRefer to program guidelines.On Country.

Eligible organisations were encouraged to contribute towards the overall cost of the project(s). These contributions can be a combination of in-kind support (time spent planning and delivering the projects) as well as cash contributions (such as planting and maintenance costs).

Key dates

Program briefing for eligible applicants February 2023
Applications open February 2023
Applications close March 2023
Applicants notified April-May 2023
Project funding agreements finalised and executedMay 2023
Activities commence June 2023
Activities completed and acquittal reports submittedNo later than 30 November 2023 (DEECA supplied tubestock), and no later than 30 June 2024 (BYO tree and Planting on Country)

Please note: Key dates may be subject to change – eligible organisations will be advised of any changes accordingly.

If you have any questions about the eligibility or application process for this program, please contact

Page last updated: 08/04/24