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Sydney Green Grid

A network of high-quality green space that connects town centres, transport and residential areas

Green space is a key hallmark of liveability in urban areas. The Government Architect NSW has identified a network of high-quality green space that connects town centres, public transport hubs and major residential areas. Known as the Sydney Green Grid, it is an integral part of the Greater Sydney region and district plans.

Underpinning the Greener Places framework, our green infrastructure policy, the Sydney Green Grid is delivering an interconnecting network of open space that will keep the city cool, encourage healthy living, enhance biodiversity and ensure ecological resilience. Linkages between open spaces must be fostered within the wider public realm by enhancing creek corridors, transport routes, suburban streets, footpaths and cycle ways.

Open space is one of Sydney’s greatest assets. Our national parks, harbour, beaches, coastal walks, water promenades, playgrounds and reserves are integral to city life and character. As population density increases, the challenge will be to shape the built environment to ensure that Sydney remains one of the world’s most distinctive and liveable cities. We must develop, protect and enhance the Sydney Green Grid.

Download a brief overview of the Sydney Green Grid or read the reports in detail.

Spatial framework and project opportunities