If you think Melbourne’s been looking a little green of late you’d be right. After the $1.2 million Urban Forest Fund was set up last year, the world’s “most liveable city” is on its way to being one of the greenest after another $500,000 in funding was announced today.
The funding announcement means there is up to $500,000 in grants available to city greening projects such as vertical gardens and green walls, green roofs, tree planting, gardens and green spaces, all of which are a effective defence against extreme heat events.
From August 27 to October 22, 2018, resident and community groups, property developers and businesses are encouraged to submit proposals for greening projects. The grants process works on a matched funding system, meaning a proposal for a $50,000 project will receive $25,000 in funding.
The new round of funding follows the green makeover of Meyers Place where new trees have been planted and a vertical garden installed on Loop Project Space and Bar as part of the Green Your Laneway project. Other laneways going green include Coromandel Place, Guildford Lane and Katherine Place.
Applications for the Urban Forest Fund can be made online from August 27 until October 22.