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Ongoing project

Researching the benefits of demonstration green roofs across Australia (GC16002)

Key research provider: Melbourne University

What’s it all about?

This project will assist in better understanding of the cultural, community and horticultural barriers to greater green roof construction in Australia, so that steps can be taken to overcome them. Specifically, the project will:

  • Assess the effectiveness of a demonstration green roof in overcoming barriers to green roof uptake
  • Develop proven palettes for different green roof build-ups applicable to southern Australia (Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Hobart and Perth)
  • Evaluate the maintenance requirements of different green roof build-ups, including plant species, so that robust and reliable implementation guidelines can be developed
  • Determine the types of green roof plants that are aesthetically attractive to a wide range of people.