A Greener Cooler More Liveable City

At City of Port Phillip we have smart solutions for a sustainable future and are striving to be a Greener Cooler More Liveable City.


What is it?

With increased densification, more concrete and average temperatures increasing, we are finding that the City is getting hotter.

Creating green (parks, trees, gardens) and blue (drainage areas, flood storage) connections enhances public open spaces, making cities more vibrant, inviting in biodiversity and cooling the surrounding area. 


Council Projects - Wildlife Corridor

Port Phillip Council has teamed up with a small group of passionate residents to create a wildlife corridor in a residential street in Albert Park.

The wildlife corridor, located within the wide central median strip on Danks Street, will provide important habitat for threatened wildlife, and enhance the health and longevity of existing large native trees.

The project works are due to be completed by the end of May and will involve the planting of 122 new native trees, 600 new indigenous plants and shrubs, and the installation of 32 nesting boxes.

Albert Park College students will use the new wildlife corridor as an outdoor classroom and research project, using high-tech scientific methods to monitor animal populations and the health of native vegetation.

The wildlife corridor has been designed to provide homes and breeding spaces for a variety of species including lorikeets, rosellas and microbats. Many native birds and bats rely on tree hollows for breeding and survival.

Council hopes this project will form part of a future network of wildlife corridors across the City of Port Phillip and broader metropolitan Melbourne.


Measuring Progress

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Council Deliverables

  1. Implement the Greening Port Phillip Strategy and Street Tree Planting Program, including ongoing investment in species diversification, park trees, streetscape improvements and a stronger focus on enhancing biodiversity by planting indigenous and climate tolerant species

  2. Implement the Foreshore and Hinterland Vegetation Management Plan

  3. Develop a Biodiversity Study and Action Plan

  4. Maintain heat mapping and solar analysis data. Use data, along with Socio-Economic Index for Area and flood data to guide project and service delivery. Communicate information to the community through a web-based platform

  5. Deliver technical guidance and implement regulatory interventions to protect vegetation and increase canopy cover on private property, including green roofs, walls and facades

  6. Encourage and enforce sustainable, climate resilient buildings through the planning process by applying environmentally sustainable design planning policy guidelines and by providing clear, accessible information to the community


Community Project - Green Roof

Discover how a group of apartment residents in St Kilda East were able to access funding and oversee the creation of a green roof on top of their 1950’s apartment. Read more.

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