December Newsletter Stories




Benchmarking Survey about dogs in public spaces

Following interest from council representatives at recent workshops and conferences, Lesley Humphreys (LMH Consulting/Paws4Play) is collaborating with the Australian Institute of Animal Management (AIAM), Parks and Leisure Australia (PLA), interested councils, and other organisations to collect and share benchmark information.

A series of short surveys will be sent over time to collect information and data relating to dogs in public places. The surveys will focus on how LGAs are managing the complexity of issues associated with dogs in public places and strategies for addressing issues and opportunities.

Here is the link to the survey which should take about 10 minutes to complete. You can re-enter the survey as many times as you need.

https://www.research.net/r/DOLASurvey

If you have any technical issues completing the survey, please contact Lesley on 0418 982 070







Open Space Planners Network Forum

The Forum was held at the Melbourne Town Hall with 24 people attending.
The topic for this Forum was Urban Trees. Jason Summers, City of Hume, discussed innovations in establishing large canopied trees and passive irrigation. Fiona Brown and Daniel Tipping, City of Melbourne, outlined the implementation of the City's Urban Forest Strategy and Urban Forest Precinct Plans.

Read more about the OSPN

Prahran Square Opens

Prahran Square is the $60+ million transformation of the old Cato Street car park in Prahran into almost 10,000m┬▓ of multifunctional urban parkland with over 500 spaces of underground car parking.

It is one of the largest, most ambitious and exciting construction projects ever delivered in the City of Stonnington.

The project has created open space for recreation, events, festivals and markets and a 20 per cent increase on the current car park for shoppers and retailers in the surrounding Chapel Street and Greville Street precincts.

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