Infrastructure WA

Recommendation 18

Develop an overarching urban forest program


18. Contribute to infrastructure and community resilience in the urban environment and support the equitable provision of an interconnected network of cover by developing an overarching urban forest program, including:

  1. assigning a lead state agency to provide overarching coordination, resourcing and funding mechanisms
  2. embedding program evaluation to ensure it remains fit for purpose
  3. extending the existing Urban Canopy Grant Program to increase the urban tree canopy across the Perth and Peel regions, and other major regional urban centres
  4. partnering with local governments, community groups and other land managers in the rollout 
  5. further reviewing existing planning policy settings with regards to the treatment of trees in new greenfield and infill developments.

WA Government response

The WA Government responded to Foundation for a stronger tomorrow in February 2023. Recommendation 18 is partially supported. For further information please refer to the response document.

Vision – strategic opportunity
A global location of choice
Strategy objectives
Enable environmental sustainability and resilience, and address climate change
Enhance cross-government coordination and planning