Green Roofs Australasia


Mitigating Urban Noise & Improving Air Quality

Landscape Rail Networks
Posted on Sun, 2024-05-26 21:03 by matt

In Australia, each State rail network has an abundance of unused land along the margin corridors of train tracks. These margins are fenced from public access for safety which is sensible. The fenced boundaries are in most cases ugly and unkept. The margins are not landscaped which is not sensible.

The rail network margin corridors could be planted with low maintenance indigenous trees. The benefits would provide:-

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Posted on Sat, 2017-02-11 15:28 by matt

Perth / urban flooding. Sydney / urban flooding followed by heat wave. No surprises really because we all know that 'Climate Change' means more extreme rainfall and higher temperatures. This is no longer a forecast because it is happening globally, now. These events occur, they are reported in the news, emergency teams march into action, insurance companies and owners pay for damage, society is disrupted and political leaders sympathetically inspect the recovery operation.