Annual Reports

2018-19 annual report card

Over 2,500 hectares revegetated over Grow West’s 15 years of operation.   7 organisations and 4 community
members an active part of the Grow West Implementation Committee.
  388,862 trees planted by 48 landholders through Greening the West – 1 Million Trees project.
190 community members planted
5,433 trees at Sheoak Hill in Glenmore.
  $240,000 received from the Victorian Government for the Protect and Connect project.   $50,000 in partner contributions
supporting ongoing planning and coordination.

Grow West turned 15 in 2018-19 and celebrated this milestone at a special event in April 2019, which was attended by current and former community and partner representatives. In that time, Grow West has worked with over 30 organisations, established 1.3 million plants over 2,500 hectares, worked with 48 landholders and over 3,000 volunteers to plant 56,000 plants at 13 community planting day events.

It also continued to coordinate the Victorian Government funded ‘Protecting and Connecting Species in Melbourne’s West’ project with Parks Victoria and Trust for Nature. Now in its third year, this project aims to protect and enhance threatened species within the three large public reserves – Lerderderg State Park, Werribee Gorge State Park and Brisbane Ranges National Park – and adjoining private properties by undertaking pest plant and animal control across 30,000 hectares.

2018-19 was also the final year for the Greening the West – 1 Million Trees project, which saw the 1 millionth tree planted in October 2018. Grow West was a major contributor to this project, planting 388,862 trees.

Grow West 2018-19 Annual Report (PDF – 1.7MB)

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