Our Partners

Hume City Council

Hume City Council is one of Australia’s fastest-growing and culturally diverse communities and is home to more than 180,000 residents.

Spanning a total area of 504 square kilometres, the City is located in Melbourne’s northern fringe, just 15 kilometres from the centre of Melbourne. It is made up of new and established residential areas, major industrial and commercial precincts. About 65 per cent of land is rural or semi-rural in nature. Efforts are ongoing to protect, enhance and connect the biodiversity of its wetlands, reserves, grasslands, parks and creeks.

Hume City Council is strongly committed to environmental sustainability and is continually working to improve its performance. It supports a broad range of programs, projects and activities that advance the cohesion and health of its communities.

Why we support Greening the West

Just like Greening the West, Hume City Council is dedicated to supporting the city’s native plants and animals. Council works with the community to revegetate local reserves and creeks, create wildlife habitat and encourage residents to learn and share practical ways of helping the environment.

Council recognises that in working to protect the environment, it’s bringing health benefits to the local community and engendering a strong sense of community pride and identity.

Hobsons Bay City Council

Hobsons Bay is unique to the western metropolitan region. The area includes the historic seaport of Williamstown, one of the oldest settlements in Victoria, a range of historic buildings as well as recently developed residential areas.

It has over 20 kilometres of beaches and foreshore areas. It’s home to significant coastal wetlands, five creek systems, remnant native grasslands, and important habitats. These make up 21 per cent of the municipality’s land area and provide habitat for a diverse and unique range of flora and fauna.

Council works with energy and enthusiasm to care and manage biodiversity, open space and ecosystems within the City of Hobsons Bay. Examples of recent greening activities include the planting of 1,400 new street trees throughout the area and the replication of the once widely abundant pre-European sheoak woodland in Altona Coastal Park.

Why we support Greening the West

The Council strives for a well-designed urban environment with public spaces that reduce its ecological footprint and ensures the community has the capacity to adapt to the effects of climate change.

Council is committed to working for the protection and enhancement of biodiversity and the local ecosystems. It proudly partners Greening the West on initiatives that enhance the wellbeing of current and future communities.

Friends of Lower Kororoit Creek

Friends of Lower Kororoit Creek was formed in 2001 and held its first planting on 3rd June that year with 201 volunteers attending. Over the past 14 years, thousands more volunteers from diverse cultural backgrounds and industrial organisations have joined FOLKC in planting over 50,000 trees, shrubs and under-story plants along the creek within Hobsons Bay.

Kororoit Creek winds its way from its headwaters at Moint Aitken, Deverall Hill and Beattie Hill to enter Port Philip Bay at Altona 81 kilometres downstream. The area has been transformed from an unkempt and hazardous drainage reserve to a remarkable walking track.

Why we support Greening the West

Friends of Lower Kororoit Creek Inc (FOLKC) has been greening the Kororoit Creek corridor for 14 years in partnership with industries, businesses, local government and government agencies and is very pleased to be associated with the Greening the West whose strategic plan aligns with FOLKC Statement of Purpose. 

Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is committed to achieving the best health and well-being for all Victorians.

The department is the lead portfolio agency overseeing all health services, mental health, ageing and aged care, and preventative health.

The department is also responsible for planning, policy development, funding and regulation of health service providers and activities that promote and protect Victoria’s health. These include public health services, public hospitals and external organisations that deliver health, mental health and aged care services in metropolitan, rural and regional Victoria.


Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning creates liveable, inclusive and sustainable communities that support jobs and growth in Victoria.

We recognise the link between the built and natural environment in the quality of our lives, and work to accommodate population growth while maintaining world class liveability and protecting our heritage for future generations.


Yarra City Council

The City of Yarra was created in June 1994 following the Victorian Government’s restructure of local government. The new municipality merged the former councils of Collingwood, Richmond, Fitzroy.  Southern parts of the former City of Northcote were also included in Yarra.

The Wurundjeri-william people of the Kulin Nation are the Traditional Owners of the land and Council recognises them as the custodians of the land’s cultural heritage.

Yarra’s suburbs have a rich history, reflected in the city’s heritage buildings, natural and urban environment and its diverse community. Over decades, the former industrial focus has shifted to a more residential and retail mix as the population and demand for inner city living has increased and settlement intensified.

Yarra has more than 230 hectares of open space and is renowned for large historical gardens, particularly Edinburgh Gardens in North Fitzroy and Darling Gardens in Clifton Hill. The Merri and Darebin Creeks and Yarra River, which form the majority of Yarra’s boundaries, have many open space reserves that are highly valued for their recreational and nature conservation values.

Why we support Greening the West

Yarra City Council supports Greening the West in its mission to deliver enhanced liveability to communities in its suburbs. It looks forward to collaborating on projects via Greening the West, and encouraging and enabling residents to become involved in improving the urban environment, addressing the need for greater climate resilience and lifting levels of liveability and community health.

Moonee Valley City Council

Moonee Valley is a mostly residential area covering 43 square kilometres in the north-western suburbs of Melbourne. It is home to around 118,000 residents and a variety of landscapes including estuarine river, fresh water creeks, ephemeral creeks, grasslands, woodlands and escarpments.

Moonee Valley has approximately 220 open space reserves covering 528 hectares equating to 12.5 per cent of the municipality. This open space network is diverse, ranging from linear waterway reserves along the Maribyrnong River and Steele Creek, to sporting reserves, formal gardens such as Queens Park and small neighbourhood parks.

Within these open spaces, is in excess of 40,000 native and exotic trees. Some parks have also been enhanced with ground and shrub layer plantings for aesthetic and habitat values. There is a street tree population of 46,000 composed of a variety of species both exotic and Australian native.

The recent construction of wetlands for stormwater quality improvement and water harvesting has introduced an entirely new landscape type with its own unique species. Residential and community gardens are thriving and Council’s My Smart Garden initiative is inspiring more than 1200 members.

In its quest to become a clean, green and beautiful city, Council has set a sustainability strategy which strives for “Moonee Valley to be home to a thriving urban ecology integrating public and private spaces and providing habitat, food and shelter for flora and fauna, while improving liveability and wellness of our community.”

The strategy will guide them to creating an ecologically diverse city with a human population that is connected to nature.

Why we support Greening the West

Moonee Valley City Council is pleased to support Greening the West and shares its commitment to finding new and improved ways to support more flora and fauna in its buildings, streets and landscapes.

Council recognises the environmental, economic and social benefits of creating an urban forest across the whole municipality, and strongly supports the link between nature and health.

Melton City Council

The City of Melton is one of the fastest growing municipalities in Australia, offering the best in urban and rural lifestyles within a comfortable commuting distance from Melbourne.

Encompassing a total land area of 527 square kilometres, it includes the main urban centre of Melton, the growing western suburban spread of Melbourne in the Caroline Springs/Hillside area and several smaller townships, including Diggers Rest, Rockbank and Toolern Vale.

The population of the City of Melton has an annual growth of 4.3%. Projections indicate that this will rise, meaning that by 2036 it will be almost the size of Canberra today.

Why we support Greening the West

Melton City Council has a clear vision to connect and develop a sustainable City and aims to value and protect the natural environment for future generations. It is active in retaining biological diversity and building sustainability into its buildings and operations, as well as supporting the community in their efforts to live green.

City of Melbourne

Melbourne is one of the world’s most liveable cities – with parks, gardens, green spaces and tree-lined streets contributing enormously to this status.

However, more than a decade of drought, severe water restrictions and periods of extreme heat, combined with an ageing tree stock and urban growth means the trees and open spaces are under threat.

To address this, the City plans to double tree canopy cover to 40% by 2040 and reduce city temperature’s by up to 4 degrees to create a healthier and cooler landscape.

Pioneering projects such as the world-first in-road stormwater harvesting scheme contribute to the City’s expanding stormwater harvesting network, which currently provides a quarter of their landscape water needsResearch is underway to understand how green roofs and walls on city buildings can also contribute. 

These projects help protect against future vulnerability and improve the health of the environment and the community.

Why we support Greening the West

The vision of the Greening the West strategic plan resonates with the goal of the City of Melbourne being an ‘ Eco City’. It also aligns with the vision of Council’s Urban Forest Strategy that states that: “The City of Melbourne’s urban forest will be resilient, healthy and diverse and will contribute to the health and wellbeing of our community and to the creation of a liveable city.”