In 1988, the City of Melbourne had about 40,000 inhabitants and 20 per cent green cover. In 2009, this was measured again and it was determined that the city’s population had increased to 100,000 people with green coverage reduced to a mere 13.6 per cent, according to Gail Hall, a primary author on The Growing Green Guide.
New Stormwater Management videos
GRA supports the initiative announced by Minister Greg Hunt to implement the Action Plan 2015-16 as the first instalment of a five-year Australian Government response to the risk of species extinction - Flora and Fauna. GRA advocates and promotes new habitat zones on building roof top areas which total 65% of the urban areas in Australian Capital Cities. Buildings with Green Roofs provide a feral free zone for endangered bird species, insects, bees, butterflies. Green Roofs also provide areas for the cultivation of endangered Flora species which can be researched and monitored. The current available areas are significant when totalled to include all Australian urban areas.The Action Plan 2015-16 is the first instalment of a five-year Australian Government response to the risk of species extinction.
FRANCE: All new buildings in commercial zones across the country must comply with new environmental legislation which mandates new roofs have solar PV or green roof technology..
Discounts for CITIES ALIVE 2015 NYC
SUSTAINABILITY and the successful adaptation of an old building for a 21st century community have made the Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre an inspiration for architects across Australia.
Adelaide residents can now apply for grants for their street or community to construct rain gardens, which are designed specifically to capture and use stormwater.
CENTRAL Tafe is home to WA’s first Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) six star-rated public GreenSkills building, a teaching facility in East Perth for students studying environmental monitoring and technology.
Work starts on eco-friendly Bukit Gombak Community Club, which is set to be ready late 2016