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Completed project

202020 Vision: Goods Line monitoring and evaluation research proposal (NY13024)

Key research provider: The University of Technology, Sydney
Publication date: Friday, August 5, 2016

What was it all about?

The Goods Line is an old Sydney railway line that has been redeveloped as an area of social amenity. This project sought to showcase the benefits of urban greening by exploring the social and environmental benefits emerging from the redevelopment – and the extent to which they were related specifically to the increase in green space.

Some key findings…

  • Visitors to the Goods Line had a strong affinity for the green space that the Line provides

  • The research highlighted the importance of including facilities such as seating and tables in green spaces

  • Storm water runoff modelling showed that the redevelopment contributed to an almost 10 per cent decrease in runoff rates

  • An air-quality study found no significant impact on air quality attributable to the redevelopment, though it may have contributed to mitigation of some pollutant concentrations on hot days.
Related levy funds


Funding statement:
This project has been funded by Hort Innovation

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