Cool Streets© Schofields, NSW
Gallagher Studio & CRED Consulting
Blacktown City Council
Supported by NRMA Insurance & Clearstate
Schofields is a new neighbourhood in western Sydney. With homes under construction, Cool Streets© was keen to help residents be part of greening their new neighbourhood.
Cool Streets©, partnered with Blacktown City Council and NRMA insurance to develop pilots in three local streets. Local developers Clearstate also contributed to the project by providing support at events.
NRMA Insurance Good Hoods program is supporting the program by providing 113 new trees for the neighbourhood. NRMA Insurance Safer Communities Executive Manager, Jen Cobley said: “We’re excited to be part of this Cool Streets© initiative and help to tackle heat stress in Western Sydney. We know that when trees and vegetation are removed, the temperatures can soar and by revegetating areas we’ll be creating cooler streets benefiting the community and the environment by increasing shade and reducing CO2 emissions”.
Blacktown City Mayor Stephen Bali MP said: “Urban heat is a major challenge for Blacktown and tree planting is one of the methods to reduce the impact. The Cool Streets initiative allows communities to be involved, … they are given the opportunity to choose and care for the trees planted around their homes”.