Cemetery greening under way

August 2nd, 2023 - Sean Car

Project Cultivate, a long-awaited initiative aimed at enhancing the natural environment within the grounds of the Melbourne General Cemetery while championing the use of locally native plants, officially sprouted last month. 


Council consults on Power Melbourne

July 17th, 2023 - Sean Car

The City of Melbourne and two other neighbouring councils have identified 16 proposed locations for new neighbourhood batteries that will help deliver more renewable energy to inner-city locals, with consultation kicking off this month.

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Top architecture awards go to inner-city buildings    

June 28th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

The University of Melbourne’s Student Precinct, designed by a team of architectural firms led by Lyons, has taken out Victoria’s top architecture award.

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Carved hollows create new homes for wildlife in the urban forests

June 28th, 2023 - Violet Li

A Sydney blue gum next to the Princes Hill Tennis Club stands out in the vast greenery of Princes Park, with its decayed trunks and broken branches proof of a tree that is no longer living. Yet, it is not entirely dead.

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Tree planting season at Princes Park has begun

March 29th, 2023 - Sean Car

City of Melbourne councillors and contractors kicked off the 2023 tree planting season in Princes Park on March 17 with shovels in hand and a new tree in the ground.

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Council trial making high-rise composting a reality

March 1st, 2023 - Sean Car

In an Australian-first, the City of Melbourne has introduced its Food Organics and Garden Organics (FOGO) collection service in high-rise buildings through a 12-month pilot program.

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More than 100 “exceptional” trees added to protected list

February 1st, 2023 - David Schout

More than 100 trees of cultural and environmental significance are set to be safeguarded from removal or large-scale pruning under a City of Melbourne move.

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Council-backed greening project in East Melbourne unveiled

February 1st, 2023 - Sean Car

What was once a bare and stark communal open space for residents living between two Agnes St apartment complexes in East Melbourne, has been transformed into a green oasis, thanks to the support of the City of Melbourne.

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Native Bushfoods Garden opens in Carlton North

November 30th, 2022 - Inner City News

Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre (CNLC) has launched its new Native Bushfood Garden at its Princes St centre in Carlton North, providing Aboriginal bushfoods and space to educate the community on native plants.

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Melbourne Cemetery volunteer gardening group makes ground with help from SMCT

November 2nd, 2022 - Carol Saffer

Locals concerned with the state of the Melbourne General Cemetery joined together to form the volunteer group Greening the Cemetery under the auspices of the Princes Hill Community Centre in September 2021. 

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