Green roofs and walls

Green roofs and walls can provide many benefits to our city. They can add value and beauty to a building, as well as improve the City’s environment and strengthen our resilience to a changing climate.  The City of Sydney is committed to supporting the installation of green roofs and walls and has developed a draft policy and implementation plan to support this aim. 

Comments on the policy and implementation plan closed on Friday 17 January 2014Thank you for sharing your stories and providing your feedback.

All submissions are now being considered.  If you’d like any more information, please contact Council’s Senior Project Officer Green....Read more


Thank you for inspiring us with your favourite green roofs and walls.


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  • Green roof at Prince Alfred Park Pool

    Next to busy Chalmers street and Central Railway Station, Prince Alfred Park is one of the few remaining larger parks in Sydney. As part of the renovations the first pool and park design included a brick building, concrete skate area and other recreational facilities.  Feedback from the community and councillors asked for a more creative approach to the park and one that maximised the green open spaces.

    The result – a beautiful folded landscape design, including a 2,000 square metre green roofplanted out with almost 36,000 native meadowland plants. The pool café, change rooms, storage and plant and equipment rooms are all....Read more

    by Engagement team 10 Dec 2013, 01:45 PM

  • Greening Elizabeth Bay

    A 1950s toilet block in Beare Park, Elizabeth Bay needed renovating and to allow the building to blend in with its surroundings, the renovation included the addition of a green roof and green walls.  The toilet block – not usually noted for being a beautiful addition to parks, now blends with the greenery behind the building and provides a beautiful vista for the many apartments that look down over the park with . The block includes 10m2 of green wall and a 40m2 green roof.

    The water is sourced from recycled stormwater.  Completed in 2008 for the City of Sydney,....Read more

    by Engagement team 10 Dec 2013, 02:40 PM

  • Our Green Roof in North Sydney

    We have recently installed a green roof on the rear of our house in North Sydney.  The old single storey part of the house was a collection of tiny rooms and needed replacing - built from  weatherboard with no insulation and a leaking tin roof so FREEZING in winter and BOILING HOT in summer.  We pulled the whole lot down and started from the ground (actually below the ground) up.  This allowed us to put in the required foundations and structure to support the weight of an intensive (ie 350mm of soil) green roof.  The new room below the green roof (one large living/kitchen/dining room) stays....Read more

    by clairehanley 10 Dec 2013, 03:01 PM