Urban Forest Strategy


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. (PDF 44MB)

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 03 9249 4000

Last updated: 11 May 2023 - 1:38pm