Moonee Valley (Melbourne), Australia

Sustainable Environment

Moonee Valley’s Enhancing our Urban Forest initiative aims to increase the tree canopy cover and improve the resilience of the urban forest and green space. It does this through a range of measures that include mapping, predicting changes over times and protecting vegetation and creating biodiversity. This initiative addresses the impacts of climate change, promoting sustainability and a healthy environment. It also works towards healthy living and community, to name a few other benefits, as it encourages people to spend time and be active outside.

"Our community told us that being healthy is their top priority for the future and one of the building blocks for a healthy city is a green city… We’re using innovative techniques to track tree canopy targets, such as remote sensing and spatial analysis to enhance our urban forest."

Narelle Sharpe, Mayor, Moonee Valley, Australia