Green Your Laneway Project
What is it: A $1.8 million green redesign of four Melbourne laneways. When will it open? The next Green Laneway (Guildford Lane) is expected to open in 2018.
Last year, the City of Melbourne announced the Green Your Laneway project. Hundreds of public nominations and trucks of soil later, the first of these verdant laneways – Coromandel Place – was unveiled in July. The upgrade involved street murals, pot plants, underground irrigation and planter boxes, so that over time, vines will creep along the walls of the laneway. The next laneway is Guildford Place, which will feature a communal garden and a mural of an overgrown factory by Melbourne artist Mike Makatron.