Urban Forest Strategy 2016-2046

Our plan is to increase Brimbank's tree canopy coverage from 6.2 per cent to 30 per cent over the next 30 years in its Urban Forest Strategy 2016-2046.

The Urban Forest Strategy will ultimately be used to guide the future greening of Brimbank. 

The strategy proposes to:

  • Increase canopy cover in Brimbank to 30 per cent to reduce urban heat island effects
  • Maximise carbon sequestration through green infrastructure
  • Protect existing trees through planning and enforcement
  • Decrease the amount of impervious surfaces to reduce urban heat island effects
  • Integrate grasslands with open space
  • Improve water quality through the use of water sensitive urban design
  • Encourage trees to be planted on private property and
  • Create understanding and positive community attitudes towards the Brimbank Urban Forest

The Urban Forest Strategy expands on the Council-endorsed Greening the West., It provides a strategic framework for improved liveability through urban greening in Brimbank.

For further information contact urbanforest@brimbank.vic.gov.au or 9249 4000.