Skip to main content
NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
  • Share:

Thank you to the thousands of Greater Sydney residents who completed the Greater Sydney Outdoors Survey and told us how they use our great outdoors. We received more than 6,800 survey responses so we now have a better understanding of what you like to do for outdoor recreation.


Your feedback is important to us and we are already working on providing more opportunities for recreation.


Read the Survey Findings Report


What were the goals of the study?

  • To understand how Sydneysiders use and value open spaces for recreation.
  • To identify which recreation activities Sydneysiders would like local open spaces to provide.
  • To understand the different requirements communities have for current and future recreation needs.
  • To develop a clear picture of what Sydneysiders would like to see, to ensure recreation needs are met across Greater Sydney.


The  survey results have been broken down across diverse districts aligning with the boundaries identified by the Greater Sydney Commission’s five District Plans: 


Greater Sydney Districts map

Click to enlarge:


Map of all districts in Greater Sydney


Next steps

The results and findings from the Greater Sydney Outdoors Study will be used for future work in the provision of outdoor recreation areas. This study will be shared with local councils to help inform their recreation planning, as well as with other government bodies to assist with policy and guideline development. For more information please read the Survey Findings Report (PDF, 2MB).


This will help ensure Greater Sydney’s outdoor recreation areas respond to the needs of those who use them.

Page last updated: 15/10/2019