Audit reveals open space surplus to be’very large’
Report recommends $1.5 billion to replace’very old’ infrastructure
Roughly 4% of Melbourne’s land area has some form of open space, according to a new report by the city’s chief environmental officer.
The report, released on Tuesday, found that Melbourne had more open space than any other city and that that amount exceeded that of Melbourne’s suburbs of Port Phillip and Parramatta.
The report also found that approximately 4.5 million hectares of Melbourne’s open space was unutilised, which was significantly higher than the 2.5 million hectares identified in its most recent inventory.
The total was far smaller than the 2.4 million hectares allocated for parks and open spaces at the 2014 state environmental assessment process, which is expected to be released later this year.
However, Mr Lee said the unutilised land amounted to 0.7 per cent of Melbourne’s total land surface area.
The report also revealed that under the State Environmental Assessment process, an additional four per cent of the open space was unutilised. That amount is also less than the 3.8 per cent that the city’s environment minister Michael Kroger said the government would spend replacing unused spaces.
It was als제주안마o revealed that an average of 27 tonnes of waste was being thrown away every day and that the total number of unutilised spaces in the City of Melbourne’s existing system rose to 11 tonnes over seven months of 2013-14.
The report also revealed that about half of the open space found in Melbourne’s urban areas had been degraded, meaning “the amount of open space and open space-use for which potential will be able to be identified has diminished”.
The report noted a particular concern in the inner north, which included Swanston Street, Glenroy Road and Ainslie St전주 출장 안마reet.
“At the present time, the extent of degradation in open space is almost all 영주출장마사지between Swanston Street (10 per cent), Glenroy Road (12 per cent) and Ainslie Street (17 per cent) and it is clear that the extent and degree of deterioration varies with the height of the land and the size of the area,” said the report.
The report recommended that the city establish a waste management system that would “ensure that the sustainability of the environment and of future use of open space is established before an area is developed”.
The report also noted that around half of Melbourne’