||A national campaign across Australia
to increase urban green space by 20% by the
||The variety of all life forms on earth:
the different plants, animals and micro-organisms
and the ecosystems in which they are a part.
||The biological material of a living plant.
Capital Works Program: A program of works
conducted by Council which renews, upgrades or
creates new infrastructure to support the delivery
of services to the Geelong community.
||The ability of trees to
absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere through
|| Central Business District.
||The amount of disturbance
an ecosystem could withstand without permanently
changing or damaging it.
||A community of organisms interacting
with each other in their environment.
||The movement of water
from the landscape to the atmosphere through
vegetative matter by the process of evaporation
|Future Proofing Geelong:
||A partnership of
organisations that supports the Geelong region
towards a low carbon future.
||Geelong Regional Alliance of government,
business and community organisations working
together to improve the lives of people across five
municipalities: Surf Coast, Colac Otway, Golden
Plains, Greater Geelong and Queenscliff.
|Greening the West:
||An initiative that takes a
regional approach to urban greening in order to
enhance liveability for communities in the western
suburbs of Melbourne.
||A project run by Council to revegetate
the Ted Wilson bike trail that runs the length of
the Geelong Ring Road. Supported by Barwon
Water, The Federal Government’s Department of
Environment, the People and Parks Foundation and
the Lions Club. Council is committed to planting
over 80,000 trees along the Greenway by 2018.
|| A model built by the United States
Forestry Service that analyses certain tree parameters
in conjunction with air quality measures to determine
an environmental value of a tree. The value includes
air pollution, carbon sequestration and storage,
energy saving benefits, stormwater flow reductions
and a structural value, allocating an overall figure of
worth on a population of urban trees.
|Integrated water cycle management:
approach to water that promotes the sustainable use
of all available water resources in ways that best
deliver multiple community objectives.
||An assessment of what a place is like
to live in, taking into account environmental quality,
crime and safety, education and health provision,
access to shops and services, recreational facilities
and cultural activities.
||The ability of trees to
cool the ambient temperature through shading and
evapotranspiration for the benefit of pedestrians.
|One Planet Principles:
|| A set of ten principles adopted
by Council within the Environment Management
Strategy 2013-2017 that help the community
progress towards living and working sustainably.
||The patches of native trees,
shrubs and grasses that remain in the landscape.
||Socio-Economic Index for Areas which
categorises census parcels based on socio-economic
advantage or disadvantage.
||The halt or reduced flows
of stormwater into the drainage system for re-use.
||The number of people inhabiting a
given urbanised area.
|Urban Heat Island Effect:
||When urban areas are
warmer than surrounding rural areas due to heat
retention in hard surfaces. This build-up of heat is
re-radiated at night time, increasing air temperatures
which can have serious human health consequences
particularly during heatwaves. The UHI effect can
be mitigated by a range of factors. The most cost
effective and efficient mitigation tool is an increase
in tree canopy cover.
|Water sensitive urban design:
of the water cycle into urban planning and design
by recognising all water streams in the urban
environment as a potential resource, for example: rainwater,
stormwater, grey water and blackwater. WSUD is
often used to describe the infrastructure built to
capture and reuse stormwater