Brimbank Tree Policy

Adopted August 2021

The draft Brimbank Tree Policy:

  • applies to all trees in the municipality
  • replaces the Street Tree Policy 2010.
  • will help safeguard and grow our canopy coverage to protect our community from heatwaves associated with climate change.

The aim was increasing canopy cover across Brimbank from 6.2 per cent to 30 per cent by 2046. By 2018 we increased canopy coverage to 8.5 per cent.

The draft Policy sets out how we will achieve this target by:

  • extra measures to secure a biodiverse and resilient urban forest
  • 4 main objectives.


  • Community engagement

  • Greening our city

  • Improving urban tree management

  • Demonstrating best practice in tree maintenance