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Green solution to urban heat

Green barriers: Trees and green spaces including the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan will aid in reducing pollution and creating cool areas in Macarthur.Local governments are looking into additional tree cover and green spaces to make Macarthur a cooler and cleanerregion.
Nanjing Night Net

A lack of sea breezeas well as increasing numbers ofdark-coloured buildings andpaved surfaces withheat-absorbing propertiesmakes the Macarthur region anideal setting for hottemperatures.

In January, temperatures reached a high of 40.2 degrees Celsius in Camden and 39.3 around Campbelltown.

Through tree plantings and installing green spaces, residents could experience reduced air pollution and cooler temperatures.

Camden Council currently have about 327 community green spaces including parks and gardensand are planning on more in new development areas.

“Treesand green spaces provideshade, improve air quality and createimportanthabitat for local fauna,” a council spokeswoman said.

The council has already implementedbush restoration projects,and will plant 12,000 trees inRotary Cowpasture Reserve to help restore native vegetation.

Campbelltown Council is undertaking a review of its open spaces to ensure nature continues to play an important role throughout the local government area.

“The review includes identifying opportunities for further tree planting in the neighbourhood parks, building on the existing tree cover of Cumberland Plain Woodland and other planted trees, and will continue the greening of Council’s properties,” director for city works Wayne Rylands said.

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