In Phase 4 of the program, more than 56,000 trees will be planted across Melbourne's west in 2024. Project locations are outlined below.

Phase 4 projects

Delivery PartnerNumber of treesPlanting locations
Brimbank City Council5,000
  • Green Gully Reserve, Keilor Downs
  • Melton Highway, Taylors Lakes (between Kings Rd and Sunshine Ave)
  • 563 Melton Highway Sydenham (verge of Sydenham Basin Reserve)
  • Calder Park, Hillside
  • Albert Rd, Sydenham (between Erskine Way and Pioneer Park)
  • Duke St Reserve, Sunshine North
  • Kororoit Creek, Ardeer
  • Minvi Terrace and Kingsbridge Circuit, Cairnlea
Melbourne Water800
  • Derrimut Retarding Basin
Delivery PartnerNumber of treesPlanting locations
Hobsons Bay City Council5,000
  • A B Shaw Reserve, 50 Hall Avenue Altona Meadows
  • H D Graham Reserve 290 Queen Street Altona Meadows
  • Doug Grant Reserve 274 Queen Street Altona
Delivery PartnerNumber of treesPlanting locations
Maribyrnong City Council7,500
  • Cranwell Park Escarpment, Sedge Close Braybrook
  • Frog Hollows Wetlands, Van Ness Ave, Maribyrnong
  • Stony Creek, Sara Grove, Tottenham
Delivery PartnerNumber of treesPlanting locations
Melton City Council10,000
  • Botanica Springs Linear Reserve - 5 Aspera Dr Brookfield
  • Cambrian Way Reserve - 58 Cambrian Way Melton West
  • Glencapel Crt Reserve - 4 Glencapel Court Hillside
  • Scarlet Oak Reserve - Scarlet Oak Avenue Harkness
  • Sirdar Street Reserve - Sirdar Street Melton
  • Westmelton Drive Reserve - 56 Westmelton Drive Melton West
  • Mount Carberry Reserve, Exford Rd, Melton South
Greater Western Water1,000
  • Surbiton Park Treatment Plant
Delivery PartnerNumber of treesPlanting locations
Moonee Valley City Council  5,000
  • AJ Davis Reserve, Airport West
Delivery PartnerNumber of treesPlanting locations
Wyndham City Council5,933
  • Baden Powell Reserve
  • D1 Drain
  • Lollipop Creek
  • Campbells Cove
  • Leakes Rd to Morris Rd
  • Sayers Rd to Old Geelong Rd
  • Boardwalk Bvd to Palmers Rd
  • Cobbledicks Reserve
  • Davis Creek to Diversion Weir
  • Tarneit Islands
  • Heaths Rd to Cottrell St
  • Werribee St to Princes Fwy
  • You Yangs Rd Reserve
  • Malcolm Williams Reserve
Melbourne Water1,200
  • Imms Drain, Laverton North
Victoria University1,500
  • Victoria University Werribee Campus
Wadawurrung Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation10,000
  • Werribee River Park - Main Drive, Cocoroc VIC
  • Lollypop Creek - Olive Way, Wyndham Vale VIC
Zoos Victoria5,000
  • Werribee Open Range Zoo - K Rd, Werribee South

Trees for Schools

The More Trees for a Cooler, Greener West program is partnering with Greater Western Water to deliver the Trees for Schools program in 2024. We will be providing 2000 trees for schools in the LGAs of Brimbank, Hobsons Bay, Maribyrnong, Melton, Moonee Valley, and Wyndham to help increase canopy cover and contribute to the wellbeing of schools and their communities.

Check your eligibility and apply for the Trees for Schools program.

Applications will open 26 February 2024.

DEECA-led projects

In addition to the projects above, the Department will identify underutilised public land sites for tree planting. This is expected to boost tree numbers by a further 6,000.

More information on these special projects to come in early 2024.

Phase 4 project selection

The Minister for Environment announced the first 3 packages of tree planting projects funded under phases 1, 2 and 3 of the More Trees for a Cooler Greener West program in October 2021, April 2022 and April 2023, respectively.

The package of Phase 4 tree planting projects and locations was announced on 20th October 2023 by the Minister for Environment.

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, and:
  4. Support local communities to participate in tree planting projects.


Eligible organisations can apply for 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 4 program guidelines (PDF, 1.2 MB)

More Trees for a Cooler, Greener West - Phase 4 program guidelines (accessible version) (DOCX, 66.3 KB)

Funding category

Bring Your Own (BYO) tubestock

Planting on Country

What can be applied for Funding for planting of tubestock procured by delivery partner. Funding for planting tubestock on Country – which can be procured by the RAP or DEECA.
Tubestock available Funding is available for up to a total of 80,000 tubestock program wide.
Funding available

Maximum rate of $15 per tubestock tree.

Delivery partners supporting RAP projects in the ‘Planting on Country’ stream are eligible for funding support of up to $8/tubestock to undertake site preparation and maintenance on behalf of the RAP.

Maximum rate of $15 per tubestock tree.

Up to an additional $20,000 per RAP for project management costs.

Timing Planting to be completed by no later than 30 September 2024.
Final report and acquittal to be completed by 30 November 2024.
Eligible organisations
  • Local government authorities within the program boundary;
  • Melbourne Water (incorporating Port Phillip and Westernport Catchment Management Authority);
  • Greater Western Water;
  • Parks Victoria;
  • Zoos Victoria;
  • Victoria University and other tertiary institutions with campuses within the program boundary;
  • Department of Transport and Planning, 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.

Eligible organisations are 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 5 September 2023
Applications open 5 September 2023
Applications close 19 September 2023
Applicants notified October 2023
Project funding agreements finalised and executed October 2023
Activities commence April 2024 onwards
Activities completed and acquittal reports submitted No later than 30 November 2024

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