- Written by Philippa Borland Penrith City Council (02) 4732 7777 (02) 4732 7958 email@example.com 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.
Trees play a critical role in creating a cooler and more liveable region. As our city grows, Council is working to plant more trees to create a nicer place to live, work, and play.
This Strategy aims to identify strategies to cool our City and region in a way that improves liveability and prioritises protection from heat for people and communities.
Cooling the City: Planning for Heat Issues Paper
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.
We want to help you beat the heat this summer. Council is committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of its residents, as well as visitors to the region.
Image (banner): One Central Park
Photographer: Murray Fredericks
Image supplied by: Frasers Property Australia