Trees are cool for west


New trees will be planted at 12 schools and open spaces in Wyndham this month under the state government’s More Trees for a Cooler, Greener West initiative.

The government has invested $5 million to plant both mature and young trees across the west with the aim of creating driving down pollution, improving air quality and helping to tackle climate change.

The first phase of the initiative will see trees planted this spring and next autumn to give them the best chance of survival.

Mossfiel Primary School in Hoppers Crossing, Parkvista Reserve (adjoining Truganina South Primary School) and Our Lady of the Southern Cross Primary School in Manor Lakes will be among the first locations to have trees planted.

Four schools in Tarneit, Davis Creek Primary School, Tarneit Senior College, Baden Powell College and Tarneit P-9 College will also have trees planted.

In Werribee, Manorvale Primary School, Suzanne Cory High School, Nangiloc Crescent Reserve (adjoining MacKillop College) and Werribee Park will be provided with new trees.

Werribee River Regional Park in Cocoroc will be the fourth location of the new trees.

Tarneit MP Sarah Connolly said that as the area continues to grow, the state government was “making sure there are greener streets and open spaces for our local community to enjoy”.

Werribee MP Tim Pallas said: “We are thrilled to see more trees going into the ground in the suburbs that need them most in Wyndham and right across Melbourne’s west.”

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