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NSW Department of Planning 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:

More information

Contact the team via email at publicspace@planning.nsw.gov.au.

Photo of Tench Reserve, Penrith NSW.

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

Mum and daughter on flying fox at new playspace Tathra.

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.

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The Department of Planning, Industry, and Environment has commissioned Ethos Urban to undertake a study into the use of synthetic alternatives to natural turf in public open spaces.

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Join your community in greening your local area and register any trees, big or small, that you plant.