Cool and Covered Local Government

These are official guidelines to help understand and create the most effective shade for your locations. We have also added an Audit Tool to help analyse your chosen area and determine what shade structures would offer the best shade solutions.

Resources and tools:

1- Audit Tool and Tips for choosing effective shade (pdf)
2- Creating Shade at Public Facilities : Policy Guidelines for Local Government


3- Shade and sun safety in public facilities (Queensland Health website)

4- Our colleagues at University of Southern Queensland have measured the UV protection on common built shade structures in public spaces – you might be surprised at the results.

(Read the study here).