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Media Release - 17 December 2019
Campbelltown commuters will be greeted by cleaner air and a greener urban landscape when a new Breathing Wall is installed at Campbelltown Station.
Council has partnered with Junglefy and the University of Technology Sydney to deliver the pilot project at the entrance to the Hurley St underpass.
The Junglefy Breathing Wall is made up of a series of modules, each containing a range of plant types. An active ventilation system draws in polluted air which is filtered within the modules before cleaner air is expelled.
“One of the key initiatives within the Reimagining Campbelltown City Centres masterplan will be the greening of our urban centres and this project is a great example,” Mayor George Brticevic said.
“Campbelltown Station is one of the busiest locations in the area and a high volume of traffic, including buses and cars, release pollutants into the air each day. This project will help reduce the level of air pollution in the immediate vicinity,” Cr Brticevic said.
The Breathing Wall will cover 40m2 and will be installed on either side of the underpass entrance in February next year.
Environmental sensors will be installed next month to measure air quality before the installation of the Breathing Wall.
After installation, more sensors will be installed to provide real-time data which will form part of future research by UTS on the benefits of breathing walls.
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