GreenGrid is a partnership between TransGrid and Greening Australia that has been 'Bringing Life to Landscapes, Bringing Landscapes to Life' since 1997.
Originating in the southern region of NSW, GreenGrid has since grown into a large scale program, encompassing the Southern Tablelands, Southern Highlands, Central West and Sydney Region. GreenGrid has recently expanded into Northern NSW in the Hunter Valley, Mid North Coast and Far North Coast.
GreenGrid has made tangible improvements to land, biodiversity, river health and sustainable production over a period of 17 years, achieving the partnership's three main objectives:
- Address biodiversity, water quality and sustainability issues through targeted on-ground action
- Bring together TransGrid staff and the community to grow and plant native vegetation
- Improve understanding and practice of natural resource management.
The GreenGrid partnership has engaged more than 500 landholders and more than 3,500 community volunteers in:
- Fencing, conserving or revegetating over 2,081 hectares of land
- Propagating 332,670 native plants
- Completing 488 kilometres of fencing to exclude stock from vegetation
- Undertaking 2,287 kilometres of direct seeding
- Investing in a series of major projects such as Boorowa River Recovery, the Molong Grassy Woodland Community Restoration Project, Williamsdale Offset site, and more recently, Rivers of Carbon.
GreenGrid has become a widely-recognised and award winning partnership, having won the Prime Minister's Award, a Landcare Award and a Banksia Award for its work in the Boorowa Rivery Recovery Program. GreenGrid has been named a finalist in the prestigious Banksia Environment Foundation awards several times, as well as the United Nation's national awards program.
The future of GreenGrid will continue to build on past achievements while also broadening the focus of the partnership to offset our ecological and carbon footprints across the whole business.