Expressions of interest now open


Our Waterwise Greening Scheme provides the opportunity for Waterwise Councils to receive up to $10,000 of co-funding each year to support waterwise greening initiatives. 

Expressions of interest open in August, 2023 and close at the end of December, 2023. 

Greening with waterwise plants and trees can help with:

  • Local water quality
  • Improving community health and well being
  • Increasing biodiversity
  • Improving local amenity
  • Cooling local communities 

How to get involved

Waterwise Councils can apply for co-funding for the following initiatives:

  • Waterwise verge subsidies
  • Waterwise trees
  • Waterwise garden competitions
  • Waterwise plant sale subsidies or giveaways
  • Waterwise garden and verge workshops
  • Demonstration waterwise gardens, including median strips, roundabouts and reclaimed public open space gardens etc.

To be eligible councils must meet the following criteria:

Submit your expression of interest

Approval for waterwise trees

If your council is considering applying for Waterwise Greening Funding for waterwise trees, make sure you review our information on selecting the right tree. Small trees do not require pre-approval, but medium and large trees do require approval prior to planting and prior to claiming funds. Please contact us for more information.

Best practice guidelines for vertical garden walls

If your council is considering installing vertical garden walls, make sure you review the best practice guidelines on our watering exemption page.