Sustainable Chippendale

A Sustainable Suburb In the Making

Sustainable Chippendale is a community initiative setup to support the Sustainable Streets and Community Plan in Chippendale. If you are passionate about sustainability we'd love you to join us in getting behind this ground breaking project to establish a practical model for sustainable inner city living in Sydney.


The Sydney-based Total Environment Centre (TEC) will produce a short film documenting the first project of the Sustainable Streets and Communities plan in 2012.

The installation of the self-irrigating pop-up median strips and the impact they have on the community in cooling the suburb will be the focus of the film. Michael Mobbs, author of the plan and Chippendale resident, will be associated.

The pop-up median strip, made of raised timber decking, potted plants and fruit trees, and water-filled road barriers, will be trialled in Myrtle Street (between Rose Street and City Road). It aims to cool the street by taking back some of the heat-absorbing asphalt with foliage and canopy-cover, as well as provide an additional amenity for pedestrians.

Learn more about the proposed strip and its benefits in Chapter 5 of the plan.

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