Climate Change Adaptation


Kirsty McIntyre
Senior Policy Officer - Environment
Phone: 02 9242 4055 
[email protected]

Denise Anderson
Senior Policy Officer - Environment
Phone: 02 9242 4056 
[email protected]

Winner Division C and Overall Category Winner 

Dubbo Regional Council - Dubbo heat island amelioration
The Dubbo CBD Heat Island Amelioration project aimed to improve the level of shade that currently exists within the Bultje Street medical precinct. Tree pits that capture stormwater were constructed within the roadway and planted with Japanese Elm.

Over time these trees will produce a canopy of between 10 - 12m diameter each. It is estimated that this will increase the percentage of shade in the immediate area by 300%, lowering temperatures on extreme heat days.

Read the case study (PDF, 106KB).