The City of Melbourne is reviewing its Sunlight to Public Space policy. As the city continues to grow and expand, it’s vital we maintain adequate levels of sunlight in our valued public space assets.



Winter shadow simulation

The 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.