NSW premier

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the government would spend $38.7 million over the next four years on its “Five Million Trees” initiative, as part of its plan to boost Sydney’s existing tree canopy from 16 per cent to 40 per cent by 2030.

Under the program the government will plant as many as 400,000 native trees each year until 2030 and will give away another 15,000 trees to people building homes in new land release areas in western Sydney.

While Ms Berejiklian trumpeted the policy as a first for any Australian state government, dozens of councils across the country have also implemented canopy policies and targets.

Full article on the Sydney Morning Herald website.