Tens of thousands of trees will be planted across South Australia to help reduce suburban temperatures, increase air quality, improve liveability and create wildlife habitats.

The funding over four years will expand Green Adelaide’s Greener Neighbourhoods program which provides grants to local councils to improve the number and quality of trees and shrubs in urban streets and parks, which contribute towards urban cooling and habitat creation.

Partnering with local councils means the money can go even further, with the expanded program also allowing regional cities with a population of more than 10,000 to apply.

It comes just days after Adelaide was ranked the most liveable city in Australia – and third most liveable in the world – by The Economist, and further enhances our growing global reputation as one of the safest and most attractive places in the world to live, work and raise a family.

Nearly 10,000 trees and shrubs have already been planted across metropolitan Adelaide through 16 projects in the first two rounds of the program.

Applications for round three of the Greener Neighbourhoods Grants will open in the second half of this year.

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