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five million trees for a greener sydney by 2030

Understanding that climate change can be impacted by planting trees, REALMstudios is working with the NSW Government to deliver the first '5 Million Trees' demonstration project.

The project aims to see 5 Million Trees planted across Greater Sydney, expanding urban tree canopy cover from 16.8% to 40% by 2030.

Rosemeadow has been identified as a priority project due to its urban complexities including;

  • An existing low canopy cover of 5.63%

  • A community under extreme heat vulnerability

  • Urban stormwater requirements and opportunity for integrated tree planting

  • Relationship between open space and adjoining local education facilities

  • A complex socio-economic environment

A positive challenge facing the project is the necessary multi-stakeholder participation required to successfully deliver tree planting in streets, open space and on private property. By engaging across state government departments, Campbelltown City Council, local residents and schools, REALMstudios in collaboration with Cred Consulting plan to actively involve the local community in the design of streets, open spaces and the planting of trees. 

Rosemeadow provides opportunity to demonstrate best practice in climate extreme amelioration and how urban tree canopy can provide wider co-benefit to place. E2 Design Lab join REALMstudios to explore integrated stormwater management and its role in supporting a healthy urban tree canopy, along with research partners, Macquarie and Western Sydney University. 

REALMstudios aim to show how an integrated response can solve a wide range of urban challenges, while increasing the quality of life and mental and physical health for making and liveability.


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