Green Initiatives in the West – Healthy Urban Habitat
Green spaces create more liveable suburbs, a cleaner environment and contribute to improved community health.
Greening the West aims to positively impact the health status, climate and environment of Melbourne’s west by increasing the tree canopy cover and vegetation through its suburbs.
Melbourne’s western suburbs are some of the fastest growing areas in Australia. They are also drier and often warmer than other parts of Melbourne. As the population increases, so too does pollution, heat and pressure on the environment.
Trees and vegetation are vital components for liveable, healthy suburbs and provide many health, environmental and economic benefits.
Greening the West is a collaborative program between the following partners:
- City West Water
- Brimbank City Council
- City of Melbourne
- City of Yarra
- Department of Health
- Department of Sustainability and Environment
- Hobsons Bay City Council
- Hume City Council
- Maribyrnong City Council
- Melbourne Water
- Moonee Valley City Council
- Parks Victoria
- Shire of Melton
- Urban Development Institute of Australia
- Western Melbourne Regional Development Australia Committee
- Western Water
- Wyndham City Council
- Yarraville on the Nose Community Group.