The Coalition Government is continuing to deliver on its promise to plant 20 Million Trees with almost 10 million trees already committed for planting over the next three years.
CO2 Australia, Greening Australia and Landcare Australia will work with local communities to plant around 6.7 million trees by the middle of 2018 under the 20 Million Trees Programme.
The work of the service providers over the next three years will make significant inroads into the Government’s 20 million tree target by 2020.
In addition, the Government has already announced 1.1 million trees as part of round one of the 20 Million Trees small grants round.
And the Government is delivering on its election commitments to plant one million trees to re-establish green areas across west Melbourne and to plant one million trees in the Cumberland Conservation Corridor.
The Government’s 20 Million Trees programme will help to re-establish green corridors across our landscapes and provide habitat for threatened species, while also reducing Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions.
The large scale projects delivered by the service providers will achieve local environmental outcomes and complement other components of the National Landcare Programme.
Local community groups interested in working with the service providers are invited to contact them directly to discuss ideas for future large-scale tree planting projects.
Initial projects will be delivered in Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory.
The Government will work with the service providers to deliver further projects across the country.
The 20 Million Trees Programme is part of the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme and is investing $50 million over the next four years to re-establish Australia’s green corridors and urban forests.
Further information about the service providers is available at: