Green roofs

Green roofs are a great way to improve your home’s insulation. In addition to adding value to your property, increasing the life of your roof and insulating your home, green roofs and walls help reduce storm water run-off by allowing rainwater to slowly soak in instead of immediate running off and down the drain. By slowing the stormwater, a green roof helps to reduce the risk of flooding and erosion in local natural areas.

Rebates available for installing green roofs

Ku-ring-gai residents can claim a rebate of up to $1000 towards the cost of installation a green roof. Conditions apply.

Learn about rebates for green roofs. 

Read more about the principles of water sensitive urban design and what Council is doing.

More information on green roofs

Ku-ring-gai Council DCP: Part 24 –Water Management

Australian Government – Your home website: Green roofs and walls

City of Sydney: Green roof resource manual

Australian Government: Living walls and green roof plants for Australia

Structure of a rooftop garden.pdf (pdf. 52KB)