A green roof made a block into a community

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Green roof on Melbourne apartment block

Green roof on Melbourne apartment block

The Fifth Estate
01/09/2016

With a whole lot of sweat equity and the help of a grant, the residents of a three-storey 1950s apartment block in St Kilda retrofitted a 646 square metre green roof.

The result is not only improved stormwater management, reduced urban heat island effect and improved insulation for apartments, but also a space that has generated a real sense of community, according to resident Sonia Bednar.

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