Communications and Engagement Toolkit
Understanding existing habitat corridors
A common understanding of the full range of values and benefits provided by green infrastructure on private land
Planning for cross-municipality, regional habitat connectivity
Improved data collection methodology
Identify and cost priority urban greening opportunities
Urban Greeners’ Resource Hub (this project aligns with Living Melbourne action 5.1)
Develop an innovative funding and financing options paper for Living Melbourne (This action aligns with Living Melbourne Action 6.1)
Ensure that the Victoria Planning Authority Precinct Structure Plan Guidelines review aligns with Living Melbourne’s vision and goals.
A new area-based planning approach to biodiversity conservation in Victoria. This approach is designed to strengthen alignment, collaboration and participation between government agencies, Traditional Owners, non-government agencies (NGOs) and the community.
Strengthen regulations to support greening in new subdivisions and developments – to benefit human health and wellbeing and, increase biodiversity.
Pilot local planning controls for increasing green cover and retaining existing canopy trees on private land and explore options to scale this approach.
Advocate to realign blanket bushfire exemptions (clause 52.12 of the Victoria Planning Provisions) in urban areas to reduce unnecessary vegetation clearance.
Research, investigate and analyse successful community and development industry engagement practices
Develop urban forest and climate scenarios to determine future water demands, with the view to exploring climate resilience water supply options.
Explore options to operationalise ‘Biodiversity Connections for Carbon-Neutrality’ across metropolitan Melbourne.
As part of Movement and Place in Victoria, the Department of Transport is developing a suite of road and street guides to plan and design our urban vision.