From High Line to Greenline

Experts in urban design are gathering for the first-ever public session on the Greenline Project, which is planned for the north bank of the Yarra River/Birrarung.
Pauline De Leon
Published on April 12, 2024


Urban design experts and Melburnians are gathering for the first-ever public session on the groundbreaking Greenline Project hosted by the City of Melbourne. The 2024 Melbourne Conversations series will feature talk From High Line to Greenline, which aims to shed light on this new venture for the north bank of the Yarra River/Birrarung.

Panellists include Dr Erin O'Donnell, a water law expert and member of the Birrarung Council; Julian O'Shea, an award-winning designer; Kirsten Bauer, an ASPECT Studios landscape architect; and Lord Mayor Sally Capp.

The program will explore the Greenline Project's master plan and compare it to well-known urban redevelopment initiatives like New York City's High Line. The discussion, led by Russel Howcroft, takes place ahead of planned changes at Birrarung Marr Precinct.

Companies such as TCL and ASPECT Studios, along with a coalition of organisations, are involved in the initiative, which is expected to generate thousands of jobs and $1.2 billion in economic benefits. The Greenline Project intends to reshape Melbourne's landscape for years to come by combining parks, promenades, native plantings and cultural spaces along the river.

Visitors can register for walking tours with the Greenline Project and peruse an on-site pop-up library on the day. Free tickets for From High Line to Greenline must be reserved through What's On Melbourne. Head to the City of Melbourne website for more information.


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