Biodiversity for streetscapes

3 AUGUST 2019

New research is underway to improve the biodiversity of streetscapes, with a fresh look at the benefits that coastal plants could bring to different settings.

Photo of streetscape planting for biodiversity.

A/Prof Nick Williams, A/Prof John Rayner and Jess Bauman will be investigating the biodiversity benefits of using coastal plant species in streetscapes and raingardens, in an extension of the City of Melbourne-funded project looking at streetscape biodiversity planting palettes.

Plant species have been selected to improve the biodiversity of streetscapes and raingardens by providing resources for birds, bees and butterflies.

To find out more, contact Nick at nsw@unimelb.edu.au.