The revitalised Mitchell Street Plaza was officially opened by Mayor Jilly Gibson at a ceremony on 28 June 2018. The new ‘pocket park’ features the world’s first outdoor Junglefy Breathing Wall™ which will assist in providing clean air, noise reduction and a tranquil space for local workers and residents.
L-R (Back row) Jock Gammon, Junglefy; Mayor Jilly Gibson (North Sydney Council); Andrew Wands (Junglefy); Dr Peter Irga (UTS) (Front row) Emily So (Environmental Partnership); Adam Hunter (Environmental Partnership); Evan Black (Environmental Partnership); Dr Fraser Torpy (UTS)
The project undertaken by North Sydney Council, is the first to utilise the Breathing Wall technology in an outdoor environment. As a world first, the site will be subject to ongoing testing by a team from the Plants and Environmental Quality Research Group at UTS. The data collected from the Breathing Wall at Mitchell Street Plaza will provide evidence of the Junglefy Breathing Wall’s efficacy in an outdoor environment.
Mitchell Street Plaza sets an aspirational benchmark for urban planning and shows strong leadership by North Sydney Council. The air quality data collected from Mitchell Street Plaza will form a strong business case for the use of Breathing Walls in outdoor environments.