Greyfield Planning

Official site of the Greening the Greyfields Project

Spatial Planning Tools for Revitalising

Australian and New Zealand

Middle Suburbs


Envision provides users a way of investigating and analysing the redevelopment potential of LGAs, suburbs or custom delineated regions of Melbourne, Perth and Christchurch. The system includes a Multi-Criteria Evaluation (MCE) tool to create and map composite indexes of census demographic data, a query tool for identifying redevelopable properties based on a range of property and distance-based indicators, and a viability tool for assessing the financial return of various redevelopment options. The system also enables users to download data for use in Envision Scenario Planner (see below).

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Envision Scenario Planner (ESP) is a web-based system for sketch planning redevelopment options for an identified renewal precinct. Once cadastral data has been imported into the system, lots can be amalgamated and subdivided, rezoned, and allocated height limits. Users can then drag-and-drop objects from a library over 100 precinct typologies, ranging from single houses to high rise apartment buildings and even shops, schools and street trees. As a virtual neighbourhood is being designed in 3D, reports are generated providing users feedback on over 300 KPIs including embodied and operating carbon, operating energy, water demand, capital and operating costs, transport and a suite of planning metrics.

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To find out more about the project or request access to these tools, please contact one of the following team members:

Dr Stephen Glackin - Researcher (Melbourne)
Dr Rita Dionisio - Researcher (Christchurch)
Phil Delaney - Business Manager (Melbourne)
Darren Mottolini - Business Manager (Perth)
Prof Peter Newman - Project Leader (Perth)
Prof Peter Newton - Project Leader (Melbourne)
Prof Simon Kingham - Project Leader (Christchurch)
Alex Leith - Software Developer
Ines Falcao - Software Developer