Cool Carpark Project

Find out the latest on the Cool Carpark Project

Cumberland City Council was awarded funding through the NSW Government’s Greening Our City grant to develop a prototype green carpark project that aims to convert a heat affected, conventional open-air asphalt carpark into a cool and green carpark.

The project will commence at Holroyd Gardens, works are due to start 1st May 2023.

 According to research conducted by Western Sydney University, carparks across the Cumberland LGA collectively span nearly 1km2 of space. Most alarmingly, the research has found that temperatures in these unshaded, asphalt carparks may exceed 50°C on hot summer days, posing a health risk for the community and can negatively impact local business. 

The works will commence at Holroyd Central Gardens carpark and aim to exemplify cost-efficient and sustainable urban design through the utilisation of fast-growing vines, to improve local resilience against rising heat. 

Council has also partnered with Western Sydney University to conduct an in depth long-term scientific study of the effect the project has on urban heat within the carpark. 

Any questions?

If you have any questions about this project, please contact:

Nicole Collas
Environment and Planning
P: (02) 8757 9807

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