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ASPECT Studios calls for more green rooftops in Brisbane



Proposed changes by Brisbane City Council under Brisbane City Plan that incentivise the inclusion of green rooftops by residential developers have been warmly received by developers.
The changes will enable developers to include communal green spaces on rooftops without listing those spaces as an extra floor. While this is a positive move for developers, designers and the community alike, the next logical step to ensuring Brisbane becomes a sustainable international city is extending such incentives to encourage retrofitting of commercial CBD buildings to include green infrastructure.
Brisbane is Australia?s most biodiverse capital city, with more species of native plants and wildlife than any other in Australia, and a favourable climate for growing plants and spending time outdoors. Coupled with a swelling population and booming building and construction industry, Brisbane faces a unique opportunity where it could become a world leader in green infrastructure and sustainability if it gets the framework for achieving this strategy right. By incentivising the retrofitting of commercial buildings within its CBD to include green spaces such as gardens, parks and micro-farms, Brisbane City Council could, in the first instance, unlock hundreds of previously unusable green roof space in the heart of one of the world?s major cities. Providing endless opportunities for continued innovation in sustainability, biodiversity and social wellbeing.
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