Great to see some press coverage for the Cool Streets Blacktown Pilot Project! 

Last week, the Rouse Hill Courier published an article entitled 'Glenwood goes green' on their website. Meg Francis wrote:

A Glenwood street has brought down the temperature but turned up the heat on tackling climate change.

The Cool Streets project, hosted by Boonderoo Avenue, was recognised in the 2016 Local Government NSW Excellence in the Environment Awards when it won the climate change action award.

Gallagher Studio director Libby Gallagher, who led the project, said the organisation were blown away by the success of the Australia-first initiative. “The pilot project grew from my PHD at the University of Sydney into the potential of streets and street trees to tackle urban heat and mitigate climate change,” Dr Gallagher said.

To check out the full article, click here.


We are very pleased to share that Cool Streets won the Climate Action Award at the Local Government NSW Excellence in the Environment Awards.  

The Cool Streets Pilot Project is a community – led implementation project supported by Blacktown Council and developed by Gallagher Studio in collaboration with CRED Consulting. This pilot is part of a wider initiative called Cool Streets, developed by the project team to empower communities to cool their neighbourhoods through interactive participatory decision making.

For more information about the awards, click here.