Growing a green legacy

31 May 2017

We are proud to contribute $215,000 to the City of Melbourne's Urban Forest Fund

City of Melbourne Urban Forest Fund 

The CityLink Tulla Widening project has kick-started the City of Melbourne's Urban Forest Fund with a $215,000 contribution.

Launched today by Lord Mayor Robert Doyle, the fund aims to accelerate greening across the city, providing financial support to projects like tree planting, vertical greening, green roofs and green spaces. 

The project is conscious of its impact on the communities and environment where construction is taking place, so we're giving back through a range of sustainability initiatives in addition to this contribution.

This includes planting 320,000 trees and shrubs, partnering with Landcare to rehabilitate urban green spaces along the corridor, and offering sustainability grants to community groups.

It's important to the project team that we leave a green legacy for our growing city, and we are proud to contribute to the Urban Forest Fund.

Acting project director Dipal Sorathia has called upon all Melburnians to get behind the initiative.

"Everyone has a part to play in increasing our urban forest," Mr Sorathia said.

"We encourage individuals, community groups and larger organisations to get involved."

City of Melbourne Urban Forest Fund 

VicRoads attends the Urban Forest Fund launch with Lord Mayor Robert Doyle and City of Melbourne councillors