The NSW Minister for Planning and Public Spaces has announced the 50-Year Vision for Sydney’s Open Space and Parklands. The draft Vision will kickstart a community wide conversation about how our open and public spaces can grow with us.
Now is the time to be forward thinking about our aspirations for open spaces and parklands for the next 50 years.
Greater Sydney’s abundance of open space and parklands is a legacy of good decision making over many years.
Public space is critical to the health, wellbeing and liveability of our communities by providing areas for recreation, visual amenity and access to nature, as well as supporting green jobs and local economies.
If we want a city with greener streets, higher quality parklands and more green connections that support healthy people and communities, we need to create an aspirational shared vision and start making it happen.
The first step has been taken to support the final vision by establishing a Greater Sydney Parklands agency.
The agency will manage existing and potential new state government owned open spaces and parklands across Greater Sydney. It will bring together our iconic park Trusts – Centennial Parklands, Parramatta Park and Western Sydney Parklands – and manage other key sites – Callan Park and Fernhill.
How to get involved
A draft vision has been created to be shared and tested with people who care about Sydney’s parks and open spaces. Feedback collected through the consultation process will be used to refine the vision and develop a clear plan of action to support its rollout.
We’d like to hear from you about the future of Greater Sydney’s open space and parklands, to create a vision that speaks to both local needs and that also considers a metropolitan green grid that extends across council boundaries.