Retrofit : Retrofit Volume 1 Issue 2 2012
RETROFIT AUSTRALIA • VOLUME 1 NUMBER 2 2012 • 23 Profile: City of Melbourne | and operate the system will also be explored. Victoria Harbour, Docklands Lend Lease has committed to delivering a 'climate-positive' development at Victoria Harbour. Delivery of a climate-positive precinct is likely to involve high- efficiency buildings and a district energy system to deliver low- emission gas and electricity. The initiative is endorsed by the Clinton Climate Initiative and the C40 Cities network, and has been accepted as a pilot for the Green Building Council of Australia's Green Star -- Communities rating tool. Southbank The Southbank Structure Plan, endorsed by Council in 2010, includes a concept design for integrated sustainable infrastructure delivery. A detailed Integrated Water Management Plan is currently being prepared. This is led by the water industry in partnership with Council, and therefore these organisations are committed to implementation. City of Melbourne established a working group with South East Water, Melbourne Water, City West Water, City of Port Phillip, DSE and Places Victoria to explore the implementation of integrated water management described in the structure plan. This work is integrated into the Office of Living Victoria agenda, including establishing the value of climate adaptation measures (green roofs, green streets and gardens) to strengthen the business case for up-front infrastructure costs. Fishermans Bend urban renewal area With the Minister for Planning recently announcing the rezoning of a large proportion of the Fishermans Bend area for capital city development, this represents a significant opportunity for sustainable infrastructure. City of Melbourne is working with Places Victoria and the City of Port Phillip to investigate the opportunity for sustainable infrastructure, including leveraging from integrated water management planning, which has been undertaken for Southbank and St Kilda Road. Arden-Macaulay and City North Council adopted the Arden-Macaulay and City North Structure Plans in February 2012. The process of rezoning these two areas has begun, and will take approximately 18 months. Change will occur through private developer investment in these urban renewal precincts. Both structure plans identify the potential for sustainable infrastructure, including electricity, heating/cooling, open green space, and integrated water management initiatives. Within the City North area, the City of Melbourne is investigating opportunities for sustainable infrastructure delivery. Opportunities for sustainable infrastructure in Arden-Macaulay are identified on state-owned land (including public housing estates and the proposed Metro rail site on Arden Street). Council will work with the state government to advocate for the delivery of sustainable infrastructure through the redevelopment of these sites. In both study areas, the City of Melbourne is investigating opportunities for street upgrades, which will include improved cycling links, expanded urban forest, and water-sensitive urban design. 55 Swanston Street, Melbourne 470 Collins Street, Melbourne, interior.
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