Leading by green example – City of Melbourne’s ‘Rooftop Project’
As London’s mayor announced an impressive plan to make London zero-carbon and 50% green by 2050, we are now seeing local initiatives emerging to benefit Australians too. The City of Melbourne currently has its Urban Forest Fund in place and has now developed the Rooftop Project to encourage urban rooftops to be used for solar, cool or green roofs.
With Melbourne rooftops totaling 880 hectares of potential usable space, the new initiative could help to drive the uptake of green and living infrastructure on what has traditonally been an underutilised space. The Rooftop Project’s webpage provides an interactive map to allow building owners and occupiers to see the scale and possibilities of making this transformative change to a solar, cool or green roof.