Ur­ban For­est Fund

Time Out (Melbourne) - - Future Melbourne -

What is it: A plan to im­prove live­abil­ity with green canopies, more open spa­ces and rooftop gar­dens. When will it open? It’s al­ready in ac­tion.

The City of Mel­bourne is on a mis­sion to turn the con­crete jungle into an ac­tual jungle, with the $1.2 mil­lion Ur­ban For­est Fund. The mayor has an­nounced that the City of Mel­bourne will be match­ing any pri­vate in­vestor in the Ur­ban For­est Fund dol­lar-for-dol­lar, aim­ing to grow the fund to $10 mil­lion. With this money, Mel­bourne's ur­ban plan­ners will cre­ate as many rooftop gar­dens as pos­si­ble. By 2040, the plan is that ur­ban canopy will be 40 per cent (as op­posed to to­day's 22 per cent).

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