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. 

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

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.