'Breathing wall' on its way to Campbelltown station

Keen to be green: Campbelltown mayor George Brticevic (right) with Junglefy managing director Jock Gammon.
Keen to be green: Campbelltown mayor George Brticevic (right) with Junglefy managing director Jock Gammon.

Campbelltown commuters will be greeter by cleaner air and a greener urban landscape when a new 'breathing wall' is installed at Campbelltown Station.

Campbelltown Council has partnered with Junglefy and the University of Technology Sydney to deliver the pilot project at the entrance to the Hurley Street underpass.

The breathing wall is made up of a series of modules, each containing a range of plant types. An active ventilation system draws in polluted air which is filtered within the modules before cleaner air is expelled.

"Campbelltown Station is one of the busiest locations in the area and a high volume of traffic, including buses and cars, release pollutants into the air each day," mayor George Brticevic said.

"This project will help reduce the level of air pollution in the immediate vicinity."

The breathing wall will cover 40sqm and will be installed on either side of the underpass entrance in February.

Environmental sensors are being installed this month to measure air quality before the installation.

After installation, more sensors will be installed to provide real-time data which will form part of future research from UTS experts on the benefits of breathing walls.