Western Sydney

Mind the gap: Why you’ll die earlier in Sydney’s west

Research based on new Census data has shown that life expectancy goes down dramatically as you travel west in Sydney. At its most extreme the gap between average life expectancy in an Eastern Suburb of your choice and Mount Druitt in Sydney’s west is 20 years.

City Deal struck for Western Sydney

The federal government, NSW government and eight Western Sydney councils have struck a multi-billion City Deal that will see the development of a $7 billion Western Sydney Airport rail line,…

A cities deal could do so much to cool the Central City

With winter out of the way and warmer conditions now upon us, it won’t be long before waves of Sydneysiders start flocking to our city’s beaches. This is especially the…

Installation of a temperature sensor in a street tree (Queensland brush box)

Tiny sensors and giant temperature map could help cool Western Sydney

Ten days into summer, this year, the Bureau of Meteorology’s only weather station in Penrith, in Sydney’s outer west, recorded a temperature of 41.2 degrees Celsius. The Penrith Lakes station is more than three kilometres from the city’s central business district, where temperatures would have been even higher.