Helpful shade resources

A shady tree in a park

Resources for planning and designing high quality shade


Shade resources for Council

Make shade a planning priority in your Local Government Area. 

Shade resources for children and teenagers

Case studies

NSW Shade Working Group

The Shade Working Group of the NSW Skin Cancer Prevention Strategy aims to improve access to adequate shade in NSW through a collaborative stakeholder approach. A key focus of the group is to reinforce the importance of good quality and well planned shade to reduce exposure to UV for skin cancer prevention. 

Membership of the Shade Working Group includes:

  • An independent Strategic and Social Impact Planner
  • Australian Institute of Landscape Architects
  • Cancer Council NSW (Chair)
  • Cancer Institute NSW
  • The University of New South Wales City Futures Research Centre

Read document: 
Integrating shade provision into the healthy built environment agenda: the approach taken in NSW, Australia

To get in touch with the Shade Working Group, please email: