Cool Streets pilot project wins award of excellence at National Landscape Architecture Awards

ALL INVOLVED: Glenwood community pilot project Cool Streets has won another landscape architecture award. Picture: Supplied

ALL INVOLVED: Glenwood community pilot project Cool Streets has won another landscape architecture award. Picture: Supplied

A Glenwood community project has taken out a top gong at the National Landscape Architecture Awards.

Cool Streets saw Libby Gallagher Studio and Blacktown Council work with the residents of Boonderoo Avenue to lower the temperature of their street with trees.

The pilot was one of nine projects selected from more than 80 finalists to receive the highest honour, a National Award of Excellence.

The project was top of the Community and Contributions category, echoing a NSW award earlier this year.

Australian Institute of Landscape Architects president Linda Corkery said the project demonstrated how to help communities prepare for “the anticipated extreme heat events that are inevitable with climate change”. 

Blacktown Council is aiming to use internal and state funding to roll-out the successful project to other streets and suburbs.

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