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Greening our Hawkesbury for a brighter, cooler future

Thanks to the Greening our City grant from the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, Hawkesbury City Council is investigating the types of trees needed for the green street boulevards as part of the Liveability Project.

Council will use the $1,244,000 grant towards its Hawkesbury vibrant towns and villages project, the Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Patrick Conolly said.

“Trees play an important role in creating great places for our communities, enhancing outdoor recreation and exercise opportunities and making the places we live and work greener, cooler and more connected,” the Mayor said.

Green canopy enhances the amenity of local parks and streets and is crucial in providing vital shade that reduces ambient temperatures and mitigates the urban heat island effect.

“It helps our environment and makes our public area more liveable and beautiful,” he said.

“The grant will help us to create green the boulevardes in Richmond, South Windsor and Windsor creating spaces for the community to enjoy.”

This project is part of the Greening Our City grant program that is proudly funded by the NSW

Government in association with Local Government NSW.

The NSW Government’s target is to have one million trees planted and registered with the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment by 2022.

Find out what other greening projects are happening at https://bit.ly/Greening-Our-City

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