Cooler Neighbourhoods

Our summers are getting hotter and so are our neighbourhoods! And there’s a real, noticeable impact on our wallet and quality of life as we turn up our air conditioners and swelter in the heat.

Council can play a significant role in reducing the heat levels in our community through:

  • greatly accelerating the number of trees planted across City of Parramatta;
  • innovative urban design, like the cool streets program being trialled;
  • providing accessible places to cool off, like water playgrounds and swimming pools, and cool refugees to residents, like libraries and community halls;
  • increasing green spaces wherever possible;
  • continuing to improve bush tracks; and
  • educating residents on ways on how to cool down their homes.