About us

The Growing Green Guide for Melbourne project has investigated the potential to transform Melbourne’s roofs, walls and facades into vegetated, leafy habitats. It was a joint initiative of the University of Melbourne and the Inner Melbourne Action Plan (IMAP) with the cities of Melbourne, Yarra, Stonnington and Port Phillip.  The project was funded through the Victorian Government’s Victorian Adaptation and Sustainability Partnership, and through the IMAP Councils.  The project ran from 2011 to 2014.

The project created:

  • A guide for the design, construction and maintenance of green roofs, walls and facades.
  • A policy options paper to help government agencies consider the range of ways to support and encourage green roofs, walls and facades
  • A review of possible demonstration sites for green roofs, walls and facades in the inner Melbourne region.


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The project steering group included the following people: Project Lead, Gail Hall (City of Melbourne), Meg Jones (City of Stonnington), Elissa McElroy (Inner Melbourne Action Plan), Kevin Ayrey (City of Yarra), Lalitha Ramachandran and Nick Alsop (City of Port Phillip), John Rayner (University of Melbourne) and staff from the Department of Environment and Primary Industries.

The project steering group engaged Project Officer, Julie Francis and Research Officer, Susan Murphy to deliver the outputs on behalf of the project group.

If you have queries about the project, contact us via email: greenroofs@melbourne.vic.gov.au