Help keep our city cool


Living infrastructure such as trees, wetlands and green spaces helps to build climate change resilience and keep our city cool as well as provide many other health and environmental benefits.

There are lots of ways that we can all help make our city cooler:

Did you know?

Canberra currently has about 21.5% canopy cover and contains about 1.5 million trees on both public and private land.

Trees are not just good for providing shade and cooling our city, they are also good for our mental and physical health and wellbeing.

Trees have various benefits, including reducing air pollution and stormwater runoff, which is valuable to our local environment.

Acknowledgement of Country

We wish to acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the ACT, the Ngunnawal people. We wish to acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.