Green roofs and walls draft policy and plan
Exhibition period closed
The City of Sydney acknowledges that green roofs and walls provide many social, environmental and economic benefits and contribute to making the City a more climate change resilient, liveable and beautiful city.
Increasing green roof and wall numbers will provide multiple benefits including:
- slowing and cleaning stormwater
- reducing the impacts of the urban heat island effect
- creating additional space for urban greening, food production and private open space
- improving air quality
- improving amenity and liveability
- increasing the absorption of carbon dioxide
- increasing habitat to support biodiversity
- improving building efficiency through heating, cooling and sound insulation
- improving the efficiency of solar panels
- extending roof life.
The objective of the policy is to increase the uptake of green roofs and walls across the local area.
The exhibition period closed on 17 January 2014.
Submissions closed at the end of the exhibition period.
The exhibition documents are available for informational purposes.
For more information about the draft policy and implementation plan, please contact:
Green Roofs and Walls Senior Project Officer02 9265 firstname.lastname@example.org
Last updated: Monday, 20 January 2014