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Greener Neighbourhoods Grants

The Greener Neighbourhoods Grants program provides funding for metropolitan councils to improve the liveability of our city through increased greenery, reduced urban heat and an improved natural environment.

In 2019 and 2020, 16 projects in 11 metropolitan council areas gained funding for practical projects focused on street planting and water sensitive urban design to help create greener and cooler neighbourhoods. Projects are also expected to contribute to improvements in community health and wellbeing and urban biodiversity.

2020-21 grant funding

Applicant Project 
City of Playford  Greening Davoren Park — Aligning Road Renewal 
City of Marion  Edwardstown Green Infrastructure Project (Part two) 
City of West Torrens  Creating a tree canopy to shade bicycle lanes and shared-use paths 
City of Port Adelaide Enfield Greening Our Streetscapes 
City of Norwood, Payneham & St Peters  Greener Kent Town
City of Mitcham Denis Street — St Marys Biodiversity Corridor 
City of Charles Sturt Urban Greening in Charles Sturt - maximising tree canopy across our streetscapes  
City of Marion Lonsdale Highway Treescaping
City of Tea Tree Gully  Golden Grove Road — Revegetation Project

2019-20 grant funding

Applicant Project
City of Onkaparinga Suburb Improvement Program — Noarlunga Downs and Centre (Greening our urban areas — reducing the urban heat island effect through urban tree planting and water sensitive urban design)
City of Marion Edwardstown Green Infrastructure Project
City of West Torrens Greening the City — tree planting to combat tree loss through urban infill
City of West Torrens Street trees for challenging spaces and places
City of Playford Smith Creek Trail — Creating a Cooler, Greener Environment
Campbelltown City Council Cooling Campbelltown through engagement, design and retrofit
City of Unley Living Streets Pilot Program

Benefits of greening and cooling our neighbourhoods include:

  • improved social, health and wellbeing outcomes through connecting communities and being surrounded by nature
  • improved biodiversity and environmental outcomes through increased habitat and food supplies for local wildlife
  • reduction of stormwater and rainwater runoff through filtering and absorption
  • improved air quality and increased carbon sequestration
  • increased liveability of neighbourhoods and increased property values.

The Greener Neighbourhoods Grants Program will contribute to the following objectives:

  • progress against the target in the 30 Year Plan for Greater Adelaide to increase urban green cover by 20 per cent by 2045
  • reduction of the urban heat island effect across metropolitan Adelaide
  • creation of habitat for wildlife and improving natural character in the urban environment
  • improved community health and wellbeing
  • involvement of the local community and Kaurna people in greening neighbourhoods.

For more information

If you have any questions regarding the program please call James Peters on 8226 8580 or email

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