Introduction – Our green roof story

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Welcome to 38 Westbury Street. This Website was established to document the retrofitting of a green roof on our 1950’s apartment block in St Kilda East. We hope it will provide useful information for anyone looking to take on a… Continue Reading →

Open House Melbourne 2017

38 Westbury Street are taking part in the 10th edition of Open House Weekend, where people visit significant buildings and sites across the city to learn about how the built environment and urban planning initiatives and issues influence our culture… Continue Reading →

Green Roof wins Premier’s Sustainability Award for Built Environment

So great the Victorian State Government has an event honouring people doing positive things for our planet.  We felt like rockstars when the spotlight hit our table, as the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change called out our name…. Continue Reading →

Sustainable House Day and Premier’s Sustainability Awards

We are very proud to be involved in Sustainable House Day this Sunday September 11, 2016. Our Green Roof will be open to the public along with other homes and gardens around Australia who have all done amazing things to… Continue Reading →

One year on the Green Roof

It is almost one year since our roof garden arrived and the growth has been significant. The exposed soil is disappearing under green foliage.  The winter rains have reduced the need to use our irrigation system. Our winter vegetable boxes… Continue Reading →

Green Roof change of season photos

Summer has ended and Autumn is here. Our summer veggie box produced an enormous amount of tomatoes and basil. On the weekend we prepared the soil for the next season. Our communal compost bins are on the ground floor so… Continue Reading →

Green Roof Climbing Hazards

We needed to think like a child to address potential climbing hazards on our Green Roof.

Working bees and growing plants

Life is good on the roof and the community is coming together to look after this gift. We now have tables and seats and plants that wave to us in the wind.

Botanist happy with the Green Roof

The Botanist who designed our amazing green roof finally got to see the fruits of his labour when he visited us last week.

Green roof satellite image

Indigenous Acknowledgement

We are proud to acknowledge The Yalukit Wilam Clan of the Boon Wurrung people as the traditional owners of the land on which this building stands and we respectfully recognize elders past and present.

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