Greener Neighbourhoods Grants

Greener Neighbourhoods Grants fund South Australian councils to improve the liveability of our city, suburbs and regional areas through increased greenery, reduced urban heat and an improved natural environment.

Our annual Greener Neighbourhoods Grants program funds South Australian councils to support local tree planting projects.

Grants between $15,000 and $200,000 are available for councils across the state to help plant more trees to keep local streets and open spaces green and cool. Councils must contribute at least 50% to the grant project as well.

Round 1 of the grants in 2019-20 funded 7 projects and round 2 in 2020-21 funded 9 projects totaling more than $1.6 million. Round 3 in 2021-22 invested nearly $2 million towards 16 grant projects.

The Greener Neighbourhoods Grants has invested in South Australia's environment and community nearly $4 million towards 32 tree planting projects so far.

Round 4 of the grants is expected to open later in 2022. Subscribe to our newsletter for the latest on this grant program straight to your inbox.

Past successful Greener Neighbourhoods Grant recipients

Round 3 in 2021-22

Grant recipient Grant project title
Town of Gawler Getting Gawler Greener
City of Tea Tree Gully Golden Grove Road Stage 2 - Revegetation and Beautification
City of Adelaide Greening Sturt Street West
City of West Torrens Trial Sites for Planting Street Trees in Challenging Spaces
City of Charles Sturt Increasing our Urban Forest
City of Playford Smith Creek Trail Stage 2 – Creating a Cooler, Greener Environment
City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters St Peters Street Upgrade
City of Salisbury Little Para River - Urban Forest Renewal
City of Holdfast Bay Greening Seacliff
City of Tea Tree Gully CWMS Transition Revegetation Project
City of Adelaide Mistletoe Park /Tainmuntilla (Park 11) Park Lands Biodiverse and Water Sensitive Gateway and Urban Address Project
City of Whyalla McDouall Stuart Avenue Extension - Tree and Walking Trail Project
City of Burnside Iconic Tree Planting Program
City of Campbelltown Greening the Verge with the Community Project
City of Unley Outside the Kerb - Greening Unley's Older Streets
Town of Walkerville Alfred Street: a greener gateway

Round 2 in 2020-21

Grant recipient Grant project title
City of Playford Greening Davoren Park — Aligning Road Renewal
City of Marion Edwardstown Green Infrastructure Project (part two)
City of West Torrens Creating 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

Round 1 in 2019-20

Grant recipient Grant project title
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