NURP Sustainability

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Sustainability is a key feature of Council’s strategy to renew the Northland precinct.

The goal is to encourage an urban environment that is responsive to the natural environment and climate change consequences.

Improved ecological outcomes for the area will come from a strategy that recognises the links between natural features, ecosystems, water quality, energy use, and waste management.

The landscapes found in the Darebin Creek Corridor are a natural asset to the precinct, and these give the precinct its distinctiveness.

Some of the sustainability outcomes that the strategy aims to deliver include:

  • Creating a permeable street network that is designed for and prioritises walking, cycling and public transport (ideally light rail or tram service) over vehicle traffic to attract new employment opportunities and decrease the car-dependency of the precinct;
  • Increase green spaces and tree coverage, and integrate them with Water Sensitive Urban Design features;
  • Achieve low carbon by analysing the precinct-wide impact of the future build form and its impact on the public and private/internal amenity

Council made a presentation regarding the NURP to the Office of the Victorian Government Architect in March of 2016. A copy of the A3 poster regarding Sustainability that was shown at the presentation can be downloaded here.

* Please note that this page is for information only and that Council has not adopted these measures at time of publishing.


Sustainability is a key feature of Council’s strategy to renew the Northland precinct.

The goal is to encourage an urban environment that is responsive to the natural environment and climate change consequences.

Improved ecological outcomes for the area will come from a strategy that recognises the links between natural features, ecosystems, water quality, energy use, and waste management.

The landscapes found in the Darebin Creek Corridor are a natural asset to the precinct, and these give the precinct its distinctiveness.

Some of the sustainability outcomes that the strategy aims to deliver include:

  • Creating a permeable street network that is designed for and prioritises walking, cycling and public transport (ideally light rail or tram service) over vehicle traffic to attract new employment opportunities and decrease the car-dependency of the precinct;
  • Increase green spaces and tree coverage, and integrate them with Water Sensitive Urban Design features;
  • Achieve low carbon by analysing the precinct-wide impact of the future build form and its impact on the public and private/internal amenity

Council made a presentation regarding the NURP to the Office of the Victorian Government Architect in March of 2016. A copy of the A3 poster regarding Sustainability that was shown at the presentation can be downloaded here.

* Please note that this page is for information only and that Council has not adopted these measures at time of publishing.