Urban Forest Fund
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).