Greening the west: assessment of the functioning and implications of collaborative efforts to achieve urban greening in Melbourne’s west

16 Oct 2017

This current case study report forms part of a Melbourne Water funded RMIT University research project which investigates the role of the water sector in urban liveability, greening and cooling. Greening the West provides an interesting case study on this topic due to the crucial role that City West Water has played in the initiative, and the clear existing or potential role of water utilities in all of its major projects.

This report documents the functionality of the GTW initiative, and focuses on its challenges, factors for success, achievements, areas for improvement, future directions, and implications for current projects in Melbourne. Information has been obtained through structured interviews with nine GTW stakeholders from various member organisations, and the report has also been reviewed by 13 stakeholders (six of which were interviewees and seven who were not).

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