The one millionth tree for the Greening The West – 1 Million Trees project has been planted along the lower Kororoit Creek in Altona North, and on the same site where the project’s first tree was planted nearly three and a half years ago.
In May 2015, Greg Hunt MP planted the first tree of the along the lower Kororoit Creek in Altona. The project’s goal was ambitious – to create sustainable, liveable, healthy communities by creating a network of greener open spaces across Melbourne’s west.
On Friday, the ambitious project was brought to a close, but not an end, when Craig Rowley from LeadWest and Geoff Mitchelmore from Friends of Lower Kororoit Creek planted the one millionth tree on the same site.
The project covered a vast area including the Brimbank, Melton, Moorabool, Wyndham, Hume, Maribyrnong, Hobsons Bay and Moonee Valley areas and was supported by Melbourne Water, City West Water and community environmental groups.
The Greening The West – 1 Million Trees project was made possible by $5 million in funding through the Australian Government’s 20 Million Trees program and National Landcare Program.