Online workshop: Green Roof Maintenance

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In this free online1.5-hour workshop, research experts and practitioners in green roof design and maintenance outlined the key maintenance requirements for a range of Australian green roofs.

Maintenance is critical for functional, flourishing green roofs – ensuring they deliver the long-term benefits for which they were designed – including rainwater capture, biodiversity enhancement and cool, green spaces for people to enjoy.

Participants gained a broad understanding of green roof maintenance considerations as well as detailed information on specific tasks for different types of large and small systems such as roofs for stormwater control, podium gardens and residential projects.


  • John Rayner, Associate Professor in Urban Horticulture, the University of Melbourne
  • Michael Casey, President Australian Institute of Horticulture, Director MJC Horticulture & Evergreen Infrastructure
  • Sarah Hardgrove, Horticulturalist and Landscape Designer, Wildgrove Horticulture
  • Scott Sherwood, Manager Fytogreen NSW and National Maintenance Manager

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Is this for me?

This workshop is aimed at a general audience, but will be of particular interest to green roof and aligned industries, and those with an interest in green roof management and maintenance including designers, construction, building owners and managers, developers, planners, landscape maintenance personnel, sustainability professionals, horticulturalists and nursery industry.

About this project

This workshop is part of a part of a University of Melbourne–UNSW Sydney research project Researching the benefits of demonstration green roofs across Australia (GC16002). The project is investigating how demonstration sites can advance the uptake of green roofs and other green infrastructure in Australian cities, developing a knowledge base and range of green roof tools for industry, government and the community. The project is funded by the Hort Frontiers Green Cities, part of the Hort Frontiers strategic partnership initiative developed by Hort Innovation, with co-investment from City of Melbourne, the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning and contributions from the Australian government.



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