Green Ideas Forum gave the NSW Minister for Planning another look at the benefits of Green Infrastructure.
Best open space idea: Urban micro-meadows. A Blacktown case study: rediscovering underused open space to create resilient, connected and healthy neighbourhoods.
Best resilient public space idea: Unlocking South Sydney’s newest blue-green grid. Formed by the riparian parklands of Botany Bay, Sydney’s active mobility network is now complete.
Best public facility idea:The modern carpark. Rethinking how we perceive and utilise urban infrastructure.
Minister for Planning and Public Spaces award: Greening pipes to cool Sydney’s west. Creating the backbone of western Sydney’s green grid by expanding backyards, restoring waterways and connecting commun
OCTOBER 20 - OCTOBER 23
A vegetated tower that is set to become Australia’s tallest building has been given the go-ahead by the government of Victoria.
Located on Melbourne’s Yarra River, Green Spine, designed by Dutch architect UNStudio and Australia's Cox Architecture, will be part of the US$1.3bn Southbank, which is being developed by local property company Beulah International.
The City of Melbourne will consider a proposal to create a mixed-use precinct on a large swathe of land on the edge of the Maribyrnong River.
Designed by Foster and Partners and Fender Katsalidis, the development proposes to create “new opportunities to connect and engage with the Maribyrnong River.”
The site occupies five parcels of land totally approximately 2.8 hectares at 156-232 Kensington Road in West Melbourne.
The vision is aligned with BCC Policy and the 'Brisbane Vision Blueprint' so it's no wonder developers are acting through DA proposals like this.
An inner-city suburb on the Brisbane River could be home to the “greenest residential building in the world” with ambitious plans currently under review by the city’s council.
Development plans lodged last week by the Aria Property Group propose a 30-storey “vertical forest” and “a beacon for sustainability in South Brisbane”.