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 



Fiona Morrison, Commissioner, Open Spaces & Parklands, Department of Planning
Five Million Trees for Greater Sydney

Rod Simpson, Environment Commissioner, Greater Sydney Commission
A metropolis of three cities & the role of urban greening (coming soon)

Katie Denoon, Canopy Coordinator | Environment, Health and Building, Sutherland Shire
Bringing back the canopy: creating a shared vision through collaborations

Luke Wolstencroft, Project Officer, City of Parramatta
Parramatta Ways & future proofing streets

Gwilym Griffiths, Urban Forest Manager, Inner West Council
The role of the street in achieving canopy -challenges & opportunities in protecting and establishing street trees

Gareth Collins, Director | Centre for Urban Design, Roads & Maritime Services
Decision making processes while taking into account safety

Joe Hurley, Associate Professor, Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub & RMIT University
Monitoring urban heat & green cover in the Sydney metropolitan region

Ben de Klepper, Chair, Greening the West & Coordinator Arboriculture, Maribyrnong City Council
The role of collaboration in creating greener cities

Leigh Staas, Project Manager, Which Plant Where, Macquarie University
Which Plant Where - a research update and opportunities to get involved



Seija Wellington, Director, SEW Regional Plan Implementation, Regional and Spatial Planning, Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning
SEQ Regional Plan 2017 update

Lachlan Carkeet, Parks and Natural Resources Manager, Natural Environment, Water and Sustainability Branch, Brisbane City Council
Keeping Brisbane clean, green and sustainable

Lyndal Plant, Director, Lyndal Plant Urban Forester
Applying the economics of urban trees

Chris Tanner, Adjunct Assoc Professor, University of Queensland & Queensland Regional Manager, CRC for Water Sensitive Cities
Why a water sensitive city, and what are we doing about it?

Mark Carlon, Manager Strategic Planning, Sutherland Shire
Bringing back the canopy: Creating a shared vision through collaboration

Ben de Klepper, Chair, Greening The West
The role of collaboration in creating greener cities