Tuesday, 30 July 2019 15:39

Strategy presented to National Growth Areas Alliance

WSROC and Blacktown City Council staff participating in virtual Q&A with the National Growth Areas Alliance. WSROC and Blacktown City Council staff participating in virtual Q&A with the National Growth Areas Alliance.

WSROC in partnership with Blacktown City Council presented the Turn Down the Heat Strategy to the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) Symposium on the 4th July.

The NGAA’s Symposium Research and Practice from Australia’s Fast-Growing Outer Suburbs sought to explore key issues associated with rapid growth in Australia’s outer suburbs with a focus on liveability and resilience. 

NGAA members (including 21 councils from Australia’s fast-growing outer suburbs) recognise that urban heat is an issue right across Australia, and in particular those rapidly growing greenfield areas who are seeing open space converted into residential estates.

The presentation was followed by a virtual Panel discussion.

This is just one of several conferences that have requested presentations on the Turn Down the Heat Strategy, demonstrating the growing interest and need to address heat mitigation and resilience across Australia.

  • NGAA Symposium Research and Practice from Australia’s Fast-Growing Outer Suburbs
  • Rethinking the Urban Forest Conference, Marrickville
  • The Australia Institute: HeatWatch National Launch
  • Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand – imagine a sustainable Western Sydney

A recording of WSROC's NGAA presentation can be viewed here

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