While farming isn’t very apparent in the city of Melbourne in the means of grain and livestock, the is little creatures zooming through the skyline and pollenating the flowers and plants of the city. A new movement of rooftop beeping is forming throughout Melbourne. In doing this, the plants and greenery of the city will flourish greatly and will bring the areas to life. This will increase the oxygen levels and also provide a source of honey to restraints and citizens from their very own roof. This idea is ingenious and also making a great use of the open roofs of the city.
A frightening spark in littering on Melbourne’s waterways has caused concerns for residents and officials. Reports for 2015-2016 of rubbish in the Yarra River have since doubled as to this day. Across four rivers, 2,085 cubic metres of rubbish have been recorded, and that was only on the surface. So 2.085 cubic metres of rubbish is a small amount as to what lies underneath. The Melbourne waterways are where most of the wildlife lives and where most vegetation is, additional to the fact that the waterways keep the city cool. ‘’Dumped cars, shopping trolleys, household white goods, trampolines, motorbikes and a chest freezer full of rotten fish have also been retrieved.’’ This is just all the proof that is needed to show how bad the littering is getting.
With Melbourne’s population set to to double by 2065, this puts the current water supply in stress and would simply not be able to keep up with the required amount of water out of the Yarra river. With climate change and global warming the average temperature is slowly rising, this means more natural evaporation. And with smaller blocks popping up everywhere this is slowly eliminating urban gardening and therefore increasing city temperatures. With the rise of heat this will drive citizens to consume more water and cooling appliances will be used more often
Before Melbourne was created, that whole area was a temperate forest biome. Melbourne’s population growth will only continue to grow, rapidly. It is expected by 2050 that Melbourne’s population will be past 8 million, even though the current population is 4.7 million people. This means that if the population continues to grow, so will the city and outer suburbs. And with this comes some effects. More and more land will have to be destroyed for new homes, continuing to expand across hundreds and thousands of hectares. Buildings upon buildings will be constructed and possibly destroy the eco system, just like it replaced the temperate forests.