9 September 2019
The Port Phillip & Westernport CMA are excited to announce that the Greening the West – 1 Million Trees Project has been selected as a finalist in the 2019 Premier’s Sustainability Awards in the Environmental Protection and Government categories.
Between 2015 and 2018, Greening the West planted 1,072,320 trees and shrubs across 320 parks, reserves, open spaces, roadsides and private land, covering an area of 1,755 hectares.
This amazing achievement was due to the hard work of 16 government and community organisations, over 4,500 volunteers and over 100 private landowners, who participated in 61 community events and tree planting days.
The awards ceremony will be held on Thursday 10 October.
Greening the West – 1 Million Trees project partners included PPWCMA, LeadWest, City West Water, Melbourne Water, Moonee Valley City Council, Hobsons Bay City Council, City of Melton, Hume City Council, Wyndham City Council, City of Maribyrnong, Brimbank City Council, Friends of Lower Kororoit Creek, Friends of the Maribyrnong Valley Inc. and Conservation Volunteers Australia.
The project was supported by the National Landcare Program’s 20 Million Trees Program.