Council will consider installing green walls, also known as vertical gardens, throughout central Frankston but only after finalising how much the initiative will cost ratepayers.
The state government is already working with council to install a green wall in Young Street as part of the Frankston train station redevelopment project and councillors support more green walls in principle although some are concerned about the expense of green walls.
A green wall at the Civic Centre will be scoped before a final decision is made to push ahead with the project.
“Greening our city … is a wonderful thing that we need to do,” Cr Steve Toms said.
Crs Kris Bolam and Glenn Aitken expressed surprised at a mooted $54,000 cost for one wall at the civic centre and said they believed a green wall could be installed for much less money.
Council officers will now report back to councillors about specific costs for the green wall before its installation. Councillors will make a final decision at a future council meeting upon receipt of the report.