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Expansion of stormwater quality requirements in the City of Moonee Valley local planning scheme

The City of Moonee Valley, a local government municipality in Melbourne, Victoria, made an amendment (C108) that introduces a new Local Planning Policy, ‘Stormwater Management (Water Sensitive Urban Design)’ to Clause 22.03 of the Moonee Valley Planning Scheme. At the…
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  • Date Published: 9th Oct 2018

The climatic benefits of green infrastructure

Research shows that vegetation, especially trees, can  effectively mitigate urban heat. To achieve human health  and comfort benefits, it is particularly important to reduce  temperatures during heat waves. The attached Industry Note summarises CRC for Water Sensitive Cities research on…
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  • Date Published: 1st Nov 2017

VCCCAR report: A multi-scale assessment of urban heating in Melbourne during an extreme heat event and policy approaches for adaptation

Abstract Airborne thermal remote sensing can provide an excellent snapshot of spatial variability in land surface temperatures across the urban landscape. This can be used to broadly identify hot-spots across the landscape for prioritising the implementation of excess heat mitigation…
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  • Date Published: 1st Nov 2012

CRCWSC research to feature at Stormwater 2016

Five CRC for Water Sensitive Cities PhD candidates will join industry and research experts presenting at Stormwater 2016 in Queensland from 29 August to 2 September. Featuring the theme of ‘Rising to the Challenge’, the 4th National Conference of Stormwater…
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Ideas for Fishermans Bend

Regeneration of brownfield areas on the scale envisaged at Fishermans Bend provides unique opportunities for pursuing multiple urban development objectives aligned to the Council of Australian Government’s vision for the performance of Australian cities (Department of Infrastructure and Transport, 2011):…
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Towards a water sensitive Elwood: a community vision and transition pathways

This report presents the outcomes of a local-scale participatory process conducted in Elwood, a bayside suburb of Melbourne, to develop a community-driven future vision for their suburb and pathways for advancing towards it. The process centred on the concept of…
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  • Date Published: 31st Dec 2015
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