Launch of landmark demonstration green roof site

A/Prof Nick Williams, Dr Kate Lee and Dr Rachael Bathgate recently attended the Demonstration Green Roof Project launch, on behalf of the project team.

Researchers joined representatives from the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Melbourne Water, City of Melbourne, Aspect Studios, The Hon. Lily D’Ambrosio – Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, and Cr Nicholas Reece – Chair of the City of Melbourne’s Planning portfolio.

Our team is conducting research on the new roof to assist in identifying the different types of plants and supporting elements that are needed for successful, thriving green roofs in Australian conditions.
This project is made possible with the generous support of Hort Innovation.

Nick Williams discusses plans for the new green roof with the Hon Lily D’Ambrosio, Cr Nicholas Reece (City of Melbourne) and Warwick Savvas (Aspect Studios).

Find out more
• Transforming Melbourne’s skyline: Push for green roofs across the city, The Age, May 2019
Treasury goes green with the help of university researchers, The University of Melbourne newsroom, May 2019
Demonstration Green Roof Project