Monday, 30 October 2017 12:51

Heat strategy a step closer

Child playing in water spray on a hot day. Child playing in water spray on a hot day.

A solution to Western Sydney’s urban heat problem is a step closer with a second Turn Down the Heat workshop scheduled for November.

WSROC President Cr Stephen Bali said “Urban heat is a complex issue with severe and far-reaching consequences for Western Sydney’s people, infrastructure and environment.

“Following Turn Down the Heat’s inception workshop in March 2017, WSROC has engaged consultant AECOM to take the next steps in developing a comprehensive Western Sydney Urban Heat Strategy,” he said.

“Our upcoming workshop on November 9, will be an interactive action-planning session with wide representation from local and regional governments, subject matter experts, as well as community and business leaders.

“We will be using the insights gained in our first Turn Down the Heat forum and developing them into an actionable strategy,” said Cr Bali.

This strategy is a collaboration between WSROC, local governments, Western Sydney University and the region’s Local Health Districts.

For further information or to register, contact Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils on 02 9671 4333.


Turn Down the Heat

The Turn Down the Heat initiative will meet the challenge of urban heat through a cross-disciplinary network – sharing knowledge and working together to build a greener, cooler, more liveable and resilient Western Sydney.


Further information

March 2017 Turn Down The Heat Forum Outcomes - summary

Project: Turn Down the Heat


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