City of Melbourne is home to a world-renowned network of parks, gardens and streetscapes. These green layers contribute to Melbourne’s status as one of the world’s most liveable cities. The City of Melbourne is rich in biodiversity, with over 239 species of birds, 12 species of reptiles, 18 species of mammals, 7 species of frogs, over 1500 species of insects, and 31 species of fish recorded in the last 20 years.
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Lord Mayor of Melbourne City Council
The Yarra River, traditionally known as the Birrarung, flows through Melbourne’s Central Business District. The iconic river immerses people with nature and possesses significant ecological values within the city (Photo Credit: David Hannah).
Blue-banded Bee at Royal Park. Over 560 species of insects are found within the City of Melbourne. They provide important ecosystem services, from pollination and pest control to improving soil fertility (Photo Credit: Luis Mata).
Green wall installed at the front of a a multi-story apartment building in Southbank. Green infrastructure, such as green walls, provides an example of how we can connect habitats through vegetation corridors in the more dense urban areas of the municipality (Photo Credit: City of Melbourne).