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G5.P5 Implement Environmental Sustainable Design (ESD) and Green Demonstration Projects




  • Continue the promotion of Environmental Sustainable Design (ESD) principles including; encouraging green roofs and walls through policies and programs across Inner Melbourne, a regional scale retrofit program for commercial and high density residential development, and the use of Green Star ratings for new and retrofitted buildings and infrastructure.
  • Establish guidelines for Council projects and advocate for the implementation of ESD standards into all municipal planning schemes.
  • Complete ESD related projects that create awareness, interest in ESD and green building such as - establishing green building awards; demonstration projects of green roofs/walls; broaden the content and distribution of the ESD factsheets project.




Progress reports for this project from prior to June 2016 can be found here under Action 9.2 and 9.4.

(i) Sustainable Design Factsheets


Click here to read more about ESD and download the IMAP Sustainable Design Factsheets.


(ii)   (a)  Growing Green Guide

      (b) Green Roofs Research Project ARC Linkage Grant:  "Mimicking natural ecosystems to improve green roof performance"

Click here for more information on these projects - scroll to Action 9.4 (ii)




Friday 29 November 2019 at 8.00am, City of Melbourne: Council Meeting Room - Level 2, Melbourne Town Hall Administration Building, 90-120 Swanston Street MELBOURNE.  Refer to IMAP Meetings for the Agenda (published a week prior to the meeting).

The 2018-19 IMAP Annual Report is now available - click here.

A copy of the approved Plan is available on this website. Follow this link for further information.