City of Canterbury-Bankstown
Canterbury-Bankstown Urban Heat Report
As urban temperatures continue to rise in Canterbury-Bankstown and in cities across the world and the number of extreme heat days increases annually, urban cooling strategies can help sustain community health and maintain liveability.
Urban areas such as the City of Canterbury-Bankstown local government area typically experience higher temperatures compared to non-urban areas due to reduced vegetation and increased use of materials that reflect less and absorb more of the sun’s energy (such as concrete and dark paving and roofing). Addressing urban heat is central to achieving the Canterbury-Bankstown community’s vision of creating a liveable city with a sustainable green environment that supports a healthy and prosperous community.
Cred was engaged to prepare a study of urban heat and the urban heat island effect within the LGA, including spatial mapping of land surface temperatures and urban tree canopy in relation to community climate resilience and heat vulnerability. The background report was to form the data-based foundation of a larger ongoing project around resilience.