Sydney

The Harbour's Biggest Green Roof Welcomes Researchers and Community Gardeners

The Harbour's Biggest Green Roof Welcomes Researchers and Community Gardeners

Through a partnership with Macquarie, a 1920s coal depot has been transformed into a community garden, science lab and outdoor classroom, with more plans afoot.

Apartment Residents Build Green Roof From Scratch

Apartment Residents Build Green Roof From Scratch

The owners of the apartments at 38 Westbury Green turned the 1950s block into an intriguing example of how a rooftop can be transformed from a wasted open space into a stunning green roof.

Australian Cities are Lagging Behind in Greening Up Their Buildings

Australian Cities are Lagging Behind in Greening Up Their Buildings

Covering roofs and walls of buildings with vegetation is a good way of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Green Roofs for Australian Cities Would Help Reduce Flooding and Save on Bills, Study Shows

Green Roofs for Australian Cities Would Help Reduce Flooding and Save on Bills, Study Shows

The grey roofs of city buildings transformed into a green canopy. City councils — including Sydney and Melbourne — have been nurturing the green roof concept for about a decade. But progress has been slow.

'Missed Opportunity' for Green Roofs as Sydney's Apartment Boom Continues

'Missed Opportunity' for Green Roofs as Sydney's Apartment Boom Continues

If there was ever any doubt about the need for green infrastructure to complement Sydney's building boom, the scorching heatwave that cooked the city earlier this month should have cured it.