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 a healthy home consultant, author and keynote speaker on a mission to empower 1 million people to takes steps towards a healthier home. Zara learned about the link between our homes and our health after going through two different types of cancer. Zara is passionate about shining the spotlight on what she believes to be the least understood health challenges of our time, and sharing the things she wishes she had known, that could have prevented the illnesses she has been through. Recognised as one of Australia’s leading health influencers, Zara was a finalist in the 2014 Bupa Health Influencer of the Year Awards. She has appeared on TEN News, Today Show and The Project, been featured in the Herald Sun, I Quit Sugar, and contributed Medibank’s Be. Magazine and Fairfax health online publications. Zara contributed to the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s first comprehensive report on breast cancer in young women in Australia.

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