Cooling the City
- Written by Philippa Borland Penrith City Council (02) 4732 7777 (02) 4732 7958 firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au 601 High St Penrith NSW 2750 Australia
Every year, Sydney swelters through its summers, and they are getting hotter. We need to cool the urban spaces. We want to tackle this dilemma and create a more liveable city.
The Cooling the City: Planning for Heat Issues Paper identifies two priority issues and five key actions that advocate for changes to the state planning system to ensure that all new developments across Western Sydney are designed to be adaptive to urban heat in both the current and future climate.
Council's recent Homes and Heat: Inspiring Design, Building and Retrofit Solutions was a great success. Find out what nationally renowned experts had to say as we delved into what it takes to make a home cool and comfortable in our Western Sydney climate.
Around 350 built environment professionals joined us to be equally inspired and challenged by leading experts as we work together to create a cooler and more liveable city. Find out what they had to say at the engaging Cooling the City masterclass.
Council partnered with Western Sydney University to record localised summer air temperatures in the Penrith area of 2019-20. Learn more about Penrith’s heat temperatures, the way Council and WSU investigated the summer heat, and what you can do to stay cool.
Image (banner): One Central Park
Photographer: Murray Fredericks
Image supplied by: Frasers Property Australia