Dark roofs to be banned in NSW, planning minister says

A light coloured roof could reduce temperatures inside the home by up to 10C during a heatwave, UNSW research shows

The NSW government will move to ban dark roofs as part of its push to deliver more sustainable housing and reach its target of net zero emissions by 2050.

Speaking to the Committee for Sydney, planning minister Rob Stokes foreshadowed the policy switch to ensure all new housing has light-coloured roofing.

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