Under the Urban Forest Strategy, there are ten Precinct Plans that provide detailed information about how planting will occur in local streets to meet the objectives of the strategy. A planting schedule for streets in each precinct has been developed in consultation with the community and is based on:
- Community priorities
- Location and density of vulnerable residents
- Opportunities for new planting
- Hot and very hot streets, as shown in thermal imaging
- Useful Life Expectancy of existing trees
- Existing canopy cover
This dataset shows the anticipated timeframe for tree planting in each street across the City of Melbourne. This timing is provisional and subject to change. The schedule for some streets may be moved forward or delayed by capital works, developments or renewal projects that impact on tree planting or survival.
PLEASE NOTE: The raw files (GEOTiff and Esri database files) are available for download within the attachments of the About section, please select the 'About' button and scroll down to see the attachments. Captured on 24th February 2012 this thermal image shows temperature differences between different surfaces in the municipality.
Tree canopy within City of Melbourne mapped using 2008 aerial photos and LiDAR. The canopy polygons represent actual tree canopy extents on both private and public property across the city. The data is considered accurate for 2011. Changes in tree canopy are expected to have occurred since that time.
Tree canopy within City of Melbourne mapped using 2008 aerial photos and LiDAR. The canopy polygons represent actual tree canopy extents on both private and public property across the city. The data is considered accurate for 2008. Changes in tree canopy are expected to have occurred since that time.
These polygons represent approximate native soil sub-bases and derived textures based on digitized maps from the Geological Survey of Victoria (c. 1956). Soils are expected to be extensively modified from these types throughout Melbourne due to extensive disturbance, and cut and fill associated with the city's development.
These are points in the city where soils have been sampled at different depths and a soil texture has been assigned. Location represents the park and sample number. 0_400 refers to the depth from surface (0) to 400 mm. 400_700 refers to depth from 400 mm to 700 mm. 700_1000 refers to depth from 700 mm to 1000 mm
This shapefile delineates historic water bodies including wetlands, the old Yarra River and Moonee Ponds Creek alignments and lakes (presumably seasonal and generally estuarine). The polygons are digitised from the 1855 map "Melbourne and its Suburbs" compiled by James Kearney, draughtsman ; engraved by David Tulloch and James D. Brown. http://handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/89107
This shapefile delineates historic creek lines digitised from the 1855 map Melbourne and its Suburbs" compiled by James Kearney, draughtsman ; engraved by David Tulloch and James D. Brown. http://handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/89107. The Elizabeth Street, Swanston Street and Fitzroy Garden creek alignments are included based on descriptions in:
1. Presland, Gary. 2009. Place for Village.
2. Burchett, Winston. 1978. East Melbourne, 1837-1977.
These flow routes are derived from the 2008 DEM surface using ESRI Spatial Analyst stream order tool with STRAHLER ordering. The GRID_CODE field represents stream order. Lines with no tributaries are assigned an order of one and are referred to as first order. When two first-order links intersect, the downslope link is assigned an order of two. When two second-order links intersect, the downslope link is assigned an order of three and so on. This was undertaken as part of the urbanforest program, the shapefile excludes a portion of Kensington that became part of City of Melbourne after this data was processed.