The Green Light Tour

Turning urban greening policy into action

The Green Light is a five-stop national tour to help build capacity in local councils by sharing the latest policy updates, best-practice case studies and up to date research on greening. Download the presentations below:


Rebecca Collins, Director Planning Projects, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

The State Government’s approach to cooling and greening

Martin Hartigan, Urban Conservation Manager, The Nature Conservancy

Melbourne Metropolitan Urban Forest Strategy

Meg Caffin, Principal, Urban Forest Consulting

What's happening locally? Urban Forestry at LGA level

Joe Hurley, Associate Professor, RMIT & Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub

Monitoring the urban forest and land use change

Dave Kendal, Senior Lecturer, University of Tasmania & Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub

Global environmental change and the global urban forest

Dave Callow, Team Leader of Urban Forest and Ecology, City of Melbourne

Future Forests - Putting tree data into action in the City of Melbourne

Helen Rowe, Head of Innovation, The Co-Design Studio 

Driving innovation in our communities through engagement

Jack Davis, Development Manager, Frasers Property Australia

The World’s Most Sustainable Shopping Centre



Alison Collins, Manager, Planning Reform, Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure & Mellissa Bradley, Program Manager, Water Sensitive SA

Planning reform: where are the opportunities for green infrastructure?

Mellissa Bradley, Program Manager, Water Sensitive SA

Green Infrastructure and water sensitive urban design: Performance based planning policy project

Tim Kelly, Resilient East Project Coordinator, City of Unley
Canopy and green cover for climate adaptation and liveable cities - a local government perspective

Dr Mark Siebentritt, Director, Seed Consulting Services
Heat mapping to inform green infrastructure: from inspiration to action

Dr Kerry Nice, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Melbourne, Monash University & CRC for Water Sensitive Cities
Designing liveable cities through heat mitigation: tools to translate knowledge into design

Helen Rowe, Head of Innovation & Strategy, The Co-Design Studio
Driving innovation in our communities through engagement

Ben Seamark, Coordinator of Operations, City of Burnside
I love trees because trees are messy - turning ideas into action



David MacLennan, Assistant Director General, Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage

State Government Update

Paul Lanternier, Manager of Parks and Reserves Services, City of Armadale

City of Armadale - Urban Forest Strategy "Our Tree Change Journey"

Dave Kendal, Senior Lecturer, University of Tasmania & Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub 

Global environmental change and the global urban forest

Shelley Shepherd, Program Manager, New WAter Ways

How green infrastructure contributes to a water sensitive city

Ian Hunter, Manager Parks & Sustainability, City of Stirling

Retaining and increasing tree canopy cover on city land and private property

Ben Peacock, Founder & Partner, Republic of Everyone

Building a community engagement campaign