New Urban Forest Projects

September 2, 2013

The City of Melbourne’s Urban Landscapes Branch is always looking at ways we can work with the community to green our neighbourhoods. At the South Yarra Urban Forest Workshop, one of the attendees presented a concept for creating a mini-urban forest in Fawkner Park. We are now in the design stage for that project and will take the concept back to stakeholders in South Yarra to complete the design work. The mini-urban forest was one of many fantastic ideas contributed by the community during the workshops.

The Gipps Street median in East Melbourne is now complete. The project involved construction of a new median in Gipps Street, which increased the area of permeable surface in the street, provided good quality growing space for trees and opportunities for new plantings. This project was initiated by the East Melbourne community.