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Creating healthy, liveable, climate resilient communities through Green Infrastructure

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We acknowledge the First Nations people of the lands and waters across which our members are spread. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present. We acknowledge the important cultural role water, flora and fauna have in our urban landscapes and the benefits for our cities when these elements are allowed to perform their cultural functions as well as their environmental functions.

About Us

We are a group of passionate urban greeners with a mission to create healthier liveable and climate-resilient communities with high quality urban green infrastructure across Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. We do this by bringing people together from across industry, government and academia to collaborate, strengthen guidelines and improve practices.

As a new association, we are continuing to evolve to meet the needs of our community. We are currently developing our membership options and a new website. Watch this space!

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Andrea Pianella

Ben Nicholson

Brod Street

Evergreen Infrastructure

Elizabeth Phillips

Fytogreen Australia

Gail Hall

Ian Shears

Jane Sharman

Jeremy Rose

Joe Glesta

Joerg Werdin

John Rayner


Laura Geoghegan

Mitchell Clouten

Sebastian Pfautsch

Stephen Livesley

Tensile Constructions

Thami Croeser

Warwick Savvas

AGIN evolved out of an informal Community of Practice that enabled professionals in green infrastructure to work together to progress the Green Infrastructure sector. Recognising the need for a peak body to continue the work, especially for green roofs, walls and facades, AGIN was launched and incorporated as an association in 2022.

Our Journey

2021 Community of practice established in September with 45 members.

2022 Members vote to establish a peak body for Green Infrastructure in Australasia. AGIN formed and incorporated as an Association in December.

2023 Inaugural General Meeting held in June and first committee appointed.

What We Do

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Expanding and connecting Australasian Green Infrastructure professionals

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Advocating for and promoting the benefits of high-quality Green Infrastructure

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Improving education, policy, research and guidelines for green roofs, walls, facades and other types of Urban Green Infrastructure.

Get to Know Our Team

Executive Committee

Gail Hall

President & Co-Founder

Gail is is committed to providing a strong collective voice for Green Infrastructure in Australasia. She authored the award-winning Growing Green Guide along with the Roadmap for greener cities and has developed policy, the Melbourne Green Factor tool and was Convenor of Canopy - Melbourne’s Green roof forum till 2020.

Ben Nicholson

Deputy President & Co-Founder

Ben is a pioneer, educator and passionate advocate of Green Infrastructure. He established the Urban Greener consultancy in 2008, is a Churchill Fellow, and has authored and led local government strategy. Ben has been associated with RMIT, La Trobe, Swinburne TAFE and the University of Melbourne. He has also written and presented widely on Green Infrastructure best practice.

Suzy Turner


Suzy has over 20 years’ project management experience in the built environment and a Master of Property Development from the University of Technology, Sydney. She is the Green Infrastructure Lead at JLL and a Cert IV qualified horticulturalist.

Jua Cillers


Jua is the Head of the School of Built Environment at the University of Technology Sydney. She is the Co-chair of the Climate Action Group of the Commonwealth Association of Planners, Jua's research and publications focus on the planning of sustainable cities, Green Infrastructure and enhancing quality of life.

Committee Members

Zoe Avery

Zoe is Director at The Urbanist and Associate Director of Design (Urban Planning), School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland. She is also Chair of Design for Nature and developed New Zealand’s award winning Living Roof Guide (Pukapuka tataki ki te mataora tuanui).

Mitchell Clouten

Mitchell is a horticulture and landscape design professional specialising in Green Infrastructure. He has a Bachelor of Design, a Master of Landscape Architecture, and extensive experience leading projects at Fytogreen Australia for both commercial and residential applications of Green Infrastructure.

Laura Geoghegan

Laura is an urban sustainability professional who specialises in Climate Change Adaptation. She has over 15 years experience in local government sustainability and has worked in Australia, the UK and Aotearoa/New Zealand. Laura has a strong passion for nature and believes greener cities are essential for building resilience to the impacts of climate change.

Sara Wilkinson

Sara is Research Director at the School of Built Environment, University of Technology Sydney and has worked in the public and private sectors. Her research focuses on preparing our built environment for climate change and she has published widely on Green Infrastructure including authoring a best practice guidance note for RICS on Green Roofs.

Luli Castello

Luli is passionate about achieving greener more resilient cities. She trained as an Architect in her native Argentina and completed an MSc in Building Energy and Environmental Performance in the UK. Working with Junglefy in Sydney Luli developed Nature Based Solutions for clients, provided technical advice and managed Green Infrastructure product R&D.

Our committee is elected by our members at the AGM. We are also supported by a huge team of volunteers that work on various initiatives throughout the year that contribute to advancing Green Infrastructure in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.

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Latest News


We held our first committee meeting today with a fantastic team of many talents ready to lead AGIN into the next chapter. Our focus for the next 3 months will be on the detailed planning for each goal with the intent of starting implementation from Q4, 2023.


AGIN's Inaugural General Meeting was held today with 40 attendees from across the sector, a great turn out! We are delighted to have elected our leadership team and committee members to start working through our goals for 2023.


Thank you to all 26 attendees that participated in our strategic plan workshop today. The top six priorities for the year ahead (as voted by the group) are to develop a longer term strategic plan; devise a membership offering; create a sustainable financial plan; develop our website into a knowledge hub; hold our AGM; and support or deliver a conference.

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The Australasian Green Infrastructure Network is a not-for-profit association incorporated in Australia.