Melbourne’s urban forest plan

Melbourne's new urban forest and Nature playground on the site of the old Royal Children's Hospital.

A warming climate will create more hot and dry conditions for Melbourne and tree-planting now will help protect future residents from heat, increase biodiversity, improve air quality and enhance recreational opportunities.

30 simple pleasures

Bush walk in Victoria Australia

Simple pleasures are free or low-cost reminders of the joy to be found in every day living. They allow us to stop our mind’s busyness for a moment, breathe more deeply, be thankful and gain perspective. Which of these 30 simple pleasures resonate best with you?