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Greener Neighbourhoods Grants

Grant application period now closed

The application period for the Greener Neighbourhoods Grants program 2020/21 round of funding is closed.

Grant applications are being assessed, and outcomes will be announced soon. Up to $1 million of funding will be provided through this round.

Round One Grant Funding Awarded

Seven projects in six metropolitan councils gained funding for works focused on street planting and water sensitive urban design to help create greener and cooler neighbourhoods.

The successful applicants have demonstrated their projects will increase urban green cover, reduce urban heat across metropolitan Adelaide to improve liveability, create habitat for wildlife and generally improve the natural character and residential amenity of our urban environment. It’s also expected that the projects will lead to an overall improvement in community health and wellbeing.

The projects will improve our local communities through practical environmental action by putting more trees on our suburban streets.

See below for a full list of successful applicants and projects:

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

Greener Neighbourhoods Grants Program

The South Australian Government is providing up to $2 million in funding over four years to support councils located within the Green Adelaide region keep Adelaide’s suburban streets green and cool. 

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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