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NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
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Australians love the outdoors. It’s where we play, grow and connect.


The Department's goal is for everyone in NSW to enjoy attractive, safe and accessible parks and outdoor spaces.


Our focus is building, improving and promoting places that the communities of NSW use as a part of everyday life. We aim to build spaces that are inclusive, safe, comfortable and enjoyable to be in and around.


Our programs are focused on delivering two important Premier's Priorities that will help make NSW a more resilient and liveable place:


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Parks for People

Parks for People

The department is delivering the $50 million Parks for People Program to improve the community’s access to high-quality open space.

Learn about the program
Mum and daughter on flying fox at new playspace Tathra.

Everyone Can Play

Everyone Can Play

Everyone Can Play is the declaration that play is for everyone, regardless of age, ability or cultural background. We follow the three principles of Everyone Can Play, Can I Get There, Can I Play and Can I Stay to create more inclusive playspaces in NSW.

Read about Everyone Can Play
People riding bikes and running on a path by trees in a park

The Greater Sydney Outdoors Survey

The Greater Sydney Outdoors Survey

The results and findings from the Greater Sydney Outdoors Study will be used for future work in the provision of outdoor recreation areas.

Read more about the Greater Sydney Outdoors Study
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Five Million Trees

Five Million Trees for Greater Sydney

We want to increase Greater Sydney’s urban tree canopy by 16.8 per cent to 40 percent by 2030.

Read more about the Five Million Trees initiative