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Raising the bar on Residential Infill

By State Planning Commission – 2022

Infill development is the single largest provider of new housing in Greater Adelaide, with a project...

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Infill development is the single largest provider of new housing in Greater Adelaide, with a projected net annual increase of approximately 2500 residential dwellings. This report provides an overview of the policy implemented in the Planning and Design Code to improve residential infill and the benefits supported by evidence-based research.

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Smart Green Cities

By Macquarie University – 2020

Smart Green Cities is a collaborative hub connecting industry, government, researchers and community...

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Smart Green Cities is a collaborative hub connecting industry, government, researchers and community to create liveable urban environments by inspiring change through evidence-based problem solving.

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Start with the grasslands

By Victorian National Parks Association

This guide is a resource for anyone interested in conserving and managing grasslands but particularl...

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This guide is a resource for anyone interested in conserving and managing grasslands but particularly useful for those planning new urban areas, including state and local government planners, planning consultants and landscape architects.

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Sustainable Gardening Australia website

By Sustainable Gardening Australia – 2013

Sustainable Gardening Australia (SGA) is a not-for-profit social organisation dedicated to achieving...

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Sustainable Gardening Australia (SGA) is a not-for-profit social organisation dedicated to achieving a healthy biodiverse planet and vibrant, sustainable communities. It is a registered charity. Its principal purposes are to: 1. encourage, educate and enable home and professional gardeners to adopt sustainable gardening practices to protect or enhance the natural environment or a significant aspect of it; and 2. provide information or education, or carry on research about, the natural environment or a significant aspect of it.

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Sustainable Subdivisions Framework

By Council Alliance for a Sustainable Built Environment – 2019

In 2019, 16 partner councils, the VPA and CASBE partnered to develop a Sustainable Subdivisions Fram...

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In 2019, 16 partner councils, the VPA and CASBE partnered to develop a Sustainable Subdivisions Framework focusing on improving the long term community benefits delivered by a subdivision through the planning process. The Framework is currently being trialed across Victoria by a number of councils initially on residential subdivisions but is also able to be applied to commercial and industrial subdivisions.

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The City of Melbourne’s Future Urban Forest - Identifying Vulnerability to Future Temperatures

By The University of Melbourne – 2016

The report, commissioned by and for the City of Melbourne, describes the results of a project explor...

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The report, commissioned by and for the City of Melbourne, describes the results of a project exploring the vulnerability of tree species currently planted in the City of Melbourne, and identifies some potential new species that may be more suitable for the City’s climate futures. It is worth noting the caveats on the interpretation of species vulnerability.

Victoria Strategies and plans
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The Clean Air and Urban Landscape Hub

By The Clean Air and Urban Landscape Hub – 2020

An Australian based research hub, the mission of the CAUL Hub is to take a holistic view on the sust...

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An Australian based research hub, the mission of the CAUL Hub is to take a holistic view on the sustainability and liveability of urban environments, to help deliver better cities.

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The CRC for Water Sensitive Cities: Tools and Products (TAP) Program

By Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities Ltd – 2017

The Tools and Products (TAP) program aims to enable industry adoption and utilisation of key intelle...

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The Tools and Products (TAP) program aims to enable industry adoption and utilisation of key intellectual property outputs from the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities research, to support mainstreaming of water sensitive technologies and practices. At its core, Tools and Products is concerned with the translation of knowledge into software-based tools. It will create an integrated set of platforms to aid decision-making that will transitions our cities towards water sensitive futures.

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Tree Costing Tool and Instruction Manual Australia

By Hort Innovation – 2020

The Tree Costing Tool is designed to calculate the life cycle cost of urban tree projects. It provid...

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The Tree Costing Tool is designed to calculate the life cycle cost of urban tree projects. It provides a systematic and user-friendly approach to project cost evaluation based on size and location requirements. Along with the tool comes the instruction manual which provides step by step instructions for users to work through the Tree Costing Tool spreadsheet and enter project details. After entering all the required values, the tool provides a results summary. Users have the option to analyse and compare three projects within the tool. These resources were produced as part of the Hort Innovation Nursery Fund project Budget tool to calculate the cost to successfully establish trees in the urban landscape (NY18003).

National Reporting, Measurement & Tracking
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Tree Standards – AS2303

By Standards Australia – 2018

This Standard specifies the criteria for the assessment of above-ground and below-ground characteris...

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This Standard specifies the criteria for the assessment of above-ground and below-ground characteristics of tree stock that are to be supplied for landscape use. It covers container-grown, containerized, bare-rooted and ex-ground tree stock, and can be applied to all stages of growth. The specifications and criteria in this Standard apply to all methods of production systems and styles of containers.

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TREENET

By TREENET – 2017

TREENET is the national urban tree research and education cluster. Originating from the University ...

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TREENET is the national urban tree research and education cluster. Originating from the University of Adelaide’s Waite Arboretum.

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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 ai...

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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.

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