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Future climate leaders to the stage in upcoming Wattle Spotlight events

May 7th, 2024 - Inner City News

From VR gaming to political music performances and native bee hotels, young students are developing unique climate solutions for our future. 


Fruit bat electrocutions in Parkville prompt CitiPower to take action

May 1st, 2024 - Brendan Rees

Residents of a Parkville South street have spoken of their concern of fruit bats being electrocuted on power lines as large numbers feed on nearby gingko trees.

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Wildflower meadows bloom in Parkville

April 10th, 2024 - Brendan Rees

A vibrant wildflower meadow has sprung to life in Parkville thanks to a new project boosting biodiversity in the urban environment.

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Costa Georgiadis helps to celebrate a greener Melbourne General Cemetery

February 28th, 2024 - Brendan Rees

A community celebration has been held for a ground-breaking program aimed at transforming the natural landscape of the historic Melbourne General Cemetery.

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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. 

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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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