Video Case Studies

Filling the tanks

Nambucca Valley Council constructed a strategically located water filling station to provide rural residents and emergency services access to life saving supplies of water in the event rain tank supplies are depleted or power failure affects the ability to pump water.

Using recycled water

This video features the Namoi Regional Organisation of Councils, which is trialling the use of recycled water in the construction and maintenance of gravel roads, and Wagga Wagga City Council, which is trialling smart irrigation technology in sportsgrounds.

Urban Heat Planning Toolkit

Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC) has developed the Urban Heat Planning Toolkit to assist councils incorporate planning controls for urban heat. This includes LEP and DCP provisions and development design measures to reduce the impacts of urban heat.

Cool refuges in extreme heat

This video features Bega Valley Shire Council, which has upgraded three rural community halls to provide cool refuges in times of extreme heat, and is helping the community to prepare for more hot days due a changing climate.

Climate adaptation projects

This video features climate adaption projects delivered by Dubbo Regional Council, Parkes Shire Council and Wollondilly Shire Council, and funded through the former Building Resilience to Climate Change (BRCC) program.

Dawkins Park Reserve Windmill

This video, about the Dawkins Park Reserve Windmill in Macksville, showcases the windmill as a sustainable solution to lake water quality issues and a key feature of the interactive climate change learning space being developed by Nambucca Valley Council.

UV Smart Cool Playground

This video features Cumberland City Council, which transformed an existing playground into a UV Smart Cool Playground as a prototype for other playgrounds, and Goulburn Mulwarree Council, which is undertaking a range of adaptations to its showground to make it more comfortable for animals as well as people in times of extreme heat.

Keeping it Cool

Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council's Keeping it Cool - Vegetation and Heat Adaptation Strategy involved heat mapping to identify heat islands and pilot planting of future climate-ready trees to increase heat resilience within QPRC's major urban centres.

Tackling Mosquitoes Together

Tackling Mosquitoes Together, was produced for Tweed Shire Council to raise awareness of the increased risk of mosquito borne illnesses due to a changing climate.

Simtable modelling tool

This video highlights the unique features of the Simtable modelling tool purchased by Ku-ring-gai Council to improve public engagement and preparation for the threat of bushfires. It shows how it is being used as part of the council’s Climate Wise Communities program to build resilience to climate change.

Disaster and Emergency Dashboard

This video, the Hawkesbury Disaster and Emergency Dashboard, highlights the benefits and features of the Hawkesbury City Council web-based dashboard. It provides the community with a real time single point of vital information during weather related emergencies, including floods and bushfires.

Beresfield Adaptive Placemaking

City of Newcastle’s Beresfield Placemaking and Climate Resilience project demonstrates how innovative design solutions such as rain gardens, appropriate material selection and different types of shade can be used for future urban renewal projects.

Swansea tidal gate pilot project (1)

Produced by Lake Macquarie City Council with support from LGNSW, this project was designed to make the community aware of the Swansea tidal gate pilot project and the context of anticipated climate change impacts on the Lake Macquarie area.

Swansea tidal gate pilot project (2)

Swansea is showing off two new trial tidal gates, which have been installed to help reduce dry weather flooding and mitigate future flood risks. The gates are installed in stormwater pipes at Bowman Street and south of the Swansea McDonald’s car park.

Swansea tidal gate pilot project (3)

John Gilbert and Neale Farmer from Lake Macquarie City Council share lessons learned and the initial results from the three types of gates installed as part of the Swansea tidal gate pilot project.

Importance of water cycle

This animation from the Illawarra Shoalhaven Joint Organisation explains the importance of water cycle and how water sensitive urban design can improve quality of life, decrease flood risk, reduce pollution and urban runoff, improve ecosystems and reduce the urban heat island affect.

"Cooling" Dawson Mall, Mt Druitt

Blacktown City Council explains why addressing urban heat is a priority and outlines the research undertaken to provide the evidence-base for "cooling" upgrades for Dawson Mall, Mt Druitt.

Bushfire resilient homes

Canberra Region Joint Organisation has developed the Bushfire Resilient Housing Toolkit to assist councils, home owners and builders to make existing homes more resilient to bushfires.

Building Our Community in Advance

Together, Murray River Council and Western Murray Land Improvement Group are finding the opportunities in climate adaption with projects that grow jobs, enhance agricultural productivity, protect biodiversity and build social capital.