Posted by Scott Hackett on Tue, Jan 03, 2017 @ 1:20 AM
Coromandel Place, Guildford Lane, Katherine Place, and Meyers Place in Melbourne are set to go green as part of the ‘Green Your Laneway’ pilot project by the City of Melbourne. With over 200 laneways in central Melbourne, totalling nearly 9 hectares, the Green Your Laneway program aims to transform the city’s laneways into relaxing places to sit and enjoy, full of leafy, green spaces with vertical gardens and new trees.
The Green Your Laneway pilot project argues that laneways should be greened for the following reasons:
- Providing shading and local cooling
- Improved aesthetics and local amenity
- Ecological benefits
- Health and wellbeing flow on effects
- Increasing landscape permeability (and hence flood mitigation and passive watering)
- Creating opportunities for relaxation and recreation
Working closely with residents and businesses, preliminary concept designs have been released for the four selected laneways showing a range of greening options that can be considered for each laneway. The concepts will be refined with further community engagement, and funded by the City of Melbourne.
The public is invited to share their views by exploring the initial designs and providing feedback on the Green Your Laneway site.
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