Hawkesbury City Council receives $1,244,000 Greening our City grant

Hawkesbury City Council is investigating the types of trees needed for the green street boulevards as part of its Liveability Project being rolled-out in the major town hubs of the Hawkesbury.

The project is being made possible thanks to a 'Greening our City' grant from the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, Council to the tune of $1,244,000, which will help make Hawkesbury's towns more vibrant and liveable.

Going green: The main boulevard of South Windsor will be one of the Hawkesbury's business districts that will receive the 'green' treatment from Hawkesbury Council's Liveability Project. Picture: Geoff Jones

Going green: The main boulevard of South Windsor will be one of the Hawkesbury's business districts that will receive the 'green' treatment from Hawkesbury Council's Liveability Project. Picture: Geoff Jones

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."

Council said green canopy enhanced the amenity of local parks and streets and was 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," Clr Conolly said.

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

The Greening Our City grant program is funded by the NSW Government in association with Local Government NSW.

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