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OPTIONS ANALYSIS: Costs and Benefits of Urban Tree Canopy Options for Minor Infill Development in the Planning and Design Code

By BDO EconSearch – 2020

To determine the most cost-effective way to balance urban tree canopy and infill outcomes, this stud...

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To determine the most cost-effective way to balance urban tree canopy and infill outcomes, this study tested policy options for the new Planning and Design Code. The ‘One Tree Policy’ proposed in the new Planning and Design Code is expected to deliver economic, amenity and liveability gains to the Greater Adelaide community valued at $26.4 million (Benefit Cost Ratio 1.7), and is therefore a worthwhile initiative for government to consider.

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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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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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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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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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Trees in challenging places

By City of West Torrens – 2021

This City of West Torrens initiative provides guidance for Councils on planting trees where the plan...

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This City of West Torrens initiative provides guidance for Councils on planting trees where the planting space is small or contested. The Design Guideline summarises Council experiences of green and grey infrastructure conflicts, and the relevant local, national and international guidance. It provides six design principles for more, and more successful, street tree planting: ‘the roots get the shoots’ (soil volume is critical); ‘happy trees happy infrastructure’ (risks to infrastructure are reduced if the tree’s needs are met); cost efficient solutions maximise implementation; the right tree for the right location; prioritise trees; and an integrated approach (to produce the best outcomes for all).

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Urban Forestry Diversity Guidelines (City of Melbourne)

By ASPECT Studios and Tree Logic. Vic – 2011

The Urban Forest Diversity Guidelines is a subsidiary document to the City of Melbourne Urban Forest...

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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.

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Urban Heat and Tree Mapping Viewer

By Government of South Australia – 2021

The Urban Heat and Tree Mapping Viewer enables the exploration of high-resolution surface temperatur...

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The Urban Heat and Tree Mapping Viewer enables the exploration of high-resolution surface temperature data for the Adelaide metropolitan area. The data presented can be used to: - Evaluate how urban infrastructure choices affect the temperature characteristics and extents of urban heat islands, - Help plan activities to mitigate high temperatures in the urban environment, and - Improve the resilience of communities and assets to extreme heat and prolonged heat events.

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Water Sensitive Urban Design asset hub

By Water Sensitive SA – 2021

A dedicated infiltration systems Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) assets page. All of the informa...

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A dedicated infiltration systems Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) assets page. All of the information you need is available for you in one place, including benefits and related research evidence, design tips, guidelines, presentations for online learning, plus exemplar projects case studies.

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West Australian Greywater Guide

By Greywater & Wastewater Industry Group – 2019

A concise resource for those wanting practical information on how best way to reuse greywater in the...

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A concise resource for those wanting practical information on how best way to reuse greywater in their gardens.

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What is Tree Resilience and How is that Reinforced in the Production Nursery?

By Hamish Mitchell – 2018

What does building resilience mean in the production nursery? How does this equate to a good tree? W...

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What does building resilience mean in the production nursery? How does this equate to a good tree? When success cannot be guaranteed in the harsh, urban environment, what are the measures you should insist upon to ensure the greatest chance of success? This video unpacks.

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Which Plant Where?

By Hort Innovation / Macquarie University / Western Sydney University / NSW Gov – 2015

The Which Plant Where program is a five-year series of research projects that will find out where cu...

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The Which Plant Where program is a five-year series of research projects that will find out where current favourites are unlikely to thrive under the more extreme climates that Australian cities face. Which Plant Where? learns from past successes, and stress-tests major landscape species to find opportunities for new species and varieties to be planted.

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