The Growing Green Guide

Researchers: A/Prof John Rayner, Dr Sue Murphy, Julie Francis (City of Melbourne)

Partners: Inner Melbourne Action Plan, City of Melbourne, Yarra City Council, City of Stonnington, City of Port Phillip

Funding: Victorian Government’s Sustainability Fund under the Victorian Local Sustainability Accord and IMAP Councils (2104)


The Growing Green Guide for Melbourne is a free industry-standard guide to integrating vegetation with construction through green roofs, walls and facades.

A Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Award education award winner, the guide has been downloaded thousands of times, translated into other languages and used as a teaching tool around the world.

We wrote the technical guidelines throughout the guide, informed by our extensive green roof, wall and façade research.


For more information please contact John Rayner from the Green Infrastructure Research Group at 

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