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The draft 50-Year Vision for Sydney’s Open Space and Parklands imagines the future of Greater Sydney’s numerous and diverse outdoor spaces and parklands.

 

The NSW Minister for Planning and Public Spaces announced the draft 50-Year Vision for Sydney’s Open Space and Parklands in July 2020. The draft vision kickstarted a community wide conversation about how our open and public spaces grow with us.

 

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.

 

During the Covid-19 pandemic it has been clear that people need and enjoy open space near their homes as much as ever. Now is the time to be forward thinking about our aspirations for open spaces and parklands for the next 50 years. 

 

If we want a city with greener streets, higher quality parklands and more green connections that support healthy people and communities, we need an aspirational shared vision. 

 

Thank you to everyone who shared their ideas on the draft vision as part of the public consultation activities in August/September 2020. Your feedback will be carefully considered in refining the 50-Year Vision for Sydney’s Open Space and Parklands which will be finalised later this year.

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