For every tree removed to build North East Link, at least 2 will be planted – delivering one of the largest tree planting programs for a major transport project in Victoria.

More than 30,000 trees will be planted along North East Link as part of the project design and in local suburbs nearby.

Well before major construction begins, we’ve planted more than 1500 trees at:

Local primary schools

  • Belle Vue Primary School, Balwyn North
  • Watsonia Primary School, Watsonia

Yarra River parklands

  • Montpelier Reserve, Templestowe
  • Westerfolds Park, Lower Plenty

Sports upgrades

  • Binnak Park, Watsonia North
  • Ford Park, Bellfield
  • Greensborough College, Greensborough

Simpson Barracks

  • Meares House Gardens, Yallambie

Local parks, reserves and nature strips with local councils

Mannigham Council

  • Katrina Gully Reserve, Doncaster
  • Morris Williams Reserve, Bulleen

Whitehorse Council

  • Heatherdale Creek Parklands, Mitcham
  • Memorial Park, Box Hill North
  • R.E. Gray Reserve, Nunawading
  • Slater Reserve, Blackburn North


  • Brinawa Reserve, Greensborough
  • Booyan Crescent, Collendina Crescent, Corowa Crescent, Dwyer Place, Eastgate Drive, Evrah Place, Goolgung Grove, Kilarney Ridge, Plenty River Drive, Senbin Court and Tuta Court, Greensborough
  • Plenty River Drive Reserve, Greensborough
  • Pooh Park, Greensborough
  • Weemala Court Reserve, Greensborough

We’re working closely with Banyule and Boroondara councils on the next places to plant trees early for North East Link.

Close to 800 responses to a community survey from people in 100 suburbs are helping inform our tree planting program. You can read a report on what we heard (PDF, 5.5 MB).

More locations for tree planting in local suburbs near North East Link will be decided from 2022 onwards. There will also be opportunities for people to comment on tree planting along North East Link as part of the project design after it is released later this year.

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