Shadow Simulation

The following animation demonstrates the levels of sunlight and shade resulting from existing and proposed built form at Gardiner Reserve, North Melbourne during winter. The animation shows the difference in the length and direction of shadows throughout the day. This local park is a good example of a valuable open space which is susceptible to increased overshadowing from built form at the park edge if development isn’t carefully managed.


Thanks for your participation in the Sunlight to Public Space engagement, which is now closed. The initial ideas gathered during this phase will assist Council in understanding the importance of sunlight to the use of our public spaces by residents, workers and visitors. Over the past weeks we’ve received significant feedback via social media, at our Flagstaff Gardens event and at the East Enders coffee catchup with a subsequent Q&A session.

Following this initial phase, we will be presenting our findings and background research to Council in the coming month. The next opportunity for you to engage with the project will be a comprehensive consultation period and workshops when a series of options for draft controls have been prepared. If you are interested in learning more about the progress please don’t hesitate to contact

May 10, 2016