A collaboration between Greener Spaces Better Places and Living Melbourne

As anyone working in the urban greening space will know all too well, there’s no shortage of information, tools, resources and case studies out there that can help you to plan, manage, protect and enhance green cover.

The trouble is, however, this information is often disparate and incomplete – making it difficult to access the most appropriate tools, resources and best practice examples.

That’s why we've collected these existing materials together – including tools, guides, publications and case studies – and curate the best of them in a single place: right here, in the Urban Greeners' Resource Hub.

This Hub has been curated following consultation with a panel of urban greening implementation, research and technical experts from across Australia, and we gratefully acknowledge their support and input.

Know about a resource that you believe should be considered in further iterations of the Hub? Please get in touch.

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Creating Greener Places for Healthy and Sustainable Communities: Ideas for Quality Green Public Space in South Australia

By Australian Institute of Landscape Architects – 2019

This document has been developed through collaboration between SA Governmemt departments and the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (SA Chapter). It provides a strong framework for community members, landscape professionals, urban planning professionals, local Councils and regional authorities to protect and enhance quality green spaces in recognition of the health, wellbeing and environmental benefits they provide. In partnership with South Australian Government.

South Australia Implementation tools State-specific

Living Melbourne: Our Metropolitan Urban Forest (strategy)

By The Nature Conservancy – 2019

The Nature Conservancy in partnership with Resilient Melbourne have developed Living Melbourne: our metropolitan urban forest – a bold new strategy for a greener, more liveable Melbourne. A flagship action of the Resilient Melbourne strategy Living Melbourne presents a transformative approach to respond to urban challenges with nature. Living Melbourne is the cumulative result of over two years of collaboration to develop the evidence base and actions required to connect, extend and enhance urban greening across the metropolitan area. In an unprecedented effort, Living Melbourne has been endorsed by 41 organisations representing local government, Victorian government, water authorities, statutory agencies and industry bodies. In partnership with Resilient Melbourne.

Victoria Urban greening benefits State-specific

Trees for Cooler Greener Streetscapes: Guidelines for Streetscape Planning and Design

By Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning – 2019

These are guidelines for planning and integrating healthier trees in urban streetscapes, with the aim of creating a cooler and greener Melbourne. The focus of these guidelines is supporting better placement and design integration of trees in roads and streets in priority urban areas to increase tree canopy cover. They provide guidance for the planning and design process, example solutions for typical streetscapes and a design catalogue for reference in creating bespoke solutions.

Victoria Implementation tools State-specific

Urban Forestry Diversity Guidelines (City of Melbourne)

By City of Melbourne – 2011

The Urban Forest Diversity Guidelines is a subsidiary document to the City of Melbourne Urban Forest Strategy. The guidelines are intended to inform the Tree Precinct Plans that in turn will determine locations for street tree plantings. Park trees will be planted using existing Masterplans and site specific plans. In partnership with ASPECT Studios and Tree Logic.

Implementation tools State-specific

Victorian Biodiversity Atlas

By Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning – 2020

The VBA species observations are a foundation dataset that feeds into some of the many biodiversity tools used in DELWP’s everyday decision making - showing where wildlife is now and how this has changed over time. You can use the atlas to search and map species from across the state, check for threatened species in your area.

Victoria State-specific Reporting, Measurement & Tracking