Transforming our Laneways

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Melburnians are united in our love of our city’s hidden laneways, with more than 200 lanes covering 9 hectares in our CBD dedicated to iconic coffee shops, colourful street art and cobblestones. Fascinating, isn’t it?

The City of Melbourne is on a mission to make our marvellous laneways green, with it’s ‘Green Your Laneway’ program, which aims to unlock the enormous potential these laneways have to be transformed into spaces we can enjoy when the warmer weather rolls around. Think: vertical gardens, trees and little pocket sized parks that will turn these areas into backyards.

An interactive map on the City of Melbourne website shows the laneways that have the potential to go green based on the amount of sunlight and wind exposure received, as well as physical characteristics. 

Melbourne city dwellers, this is especially for you. You are welcome, and encouraged to plant greenery on your balconies, hang plants down the walls and show our laneway visitors how beautiful our city can be: click here for ideas.

Take a look at the Growing Green guide, which is full of tips on how to ensure your greenery stays the colour it is supposed to be.  

For more info head to City of Melbourne

 

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Zara is founder and editor of Oh My Goodness. A certified holistic health coach, National Breast Cancer Foundation speaker and Bupa health influencer award finalist, Zara is passionate about making it as easy and fun for people to lead a healthy lifestyle. She’s appeared on The Project and Today Show; her recipes have been featured on I Quit Sugar, Sport Luxe, and Show and Tell Online; and she’s a regular contributor to Medibank’s Be. Magazine and Fairfax health online.

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