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Open spaces are important public spaces where people can relax, exercise, play and enjoy the natural environment. Walkable, accessible, well-designed open spaces are integral to the character and life of local towns and cities. They promote healthier lifestyles and provide relief from our built environment.  Green open spaces help to mitigate climate change impacts, provide habitat for wildlife, and improve environmental conditions such as air and water quality. We’re investing in Open Space projects so everyone can enjoy green open spaces, and creating more accessible, greener, greater outdoor spaces close to our homes.

Public Open Space Strategy

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We’re developing the first NSW Public Open Space Strategy. With a focus on public open space that is owned or managed by the NSW Government, the Strategy will provide a clear roadmap that defines actions for the NSW Government to take to deliver public open space and its priorities for the next 50 years across the State of NSW.

Find out more about open space and the strategy at New South Wales Public Open Space Strategy.

Parks for People

Our Parks for People program is putting communities at the heart of a $150 million program to create a network of connected parks and open space across Greater Sydney. We're investing the money to create new open spaces and improve existing parks that will be designed for and by the local communities they serve. This program is another way we're delivering on our priority to give more people access to quality, green open space within 10 minutes walk of their homes.

Find out more about Parks for People and help us create these parks.

Everyone Can Play

We’re working with councils to make new and existing playgrounds in NSW more inclusive for everyone, young and old, of all abilities. Find out more about inclusive play spaces and why they're important for our community at Everyone Can Play

The Greater Sydney Outdoors Survey

From picnicking in the park to swimming, visiting local playspaces or hiking through bushland, Sydney’s communities love to spend their free time outdoors. We surveyed nearly 7,000 Sydneysiders to find out how they like to spend their time outdoors.

For more information go to The Great Sydney Outdoors Survey.