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50-Year Vision for Greater Sydney's Open Space and Parklands

50-Year Vision for Greater Sydney Parklands

The final 50-Year Vision for Greater Sydney's Open Space and Parklands (PDF 3.2MB) imagines the future of Greater Sydney’s numerous and diverse outdoor spaces and parklands.

The NSW Minister for Planning and Public Spaces announced the final 50-Year Vision for Greater Sydney's Open and Parklands on 24 May 2021 after consultation with the community.

Greater Sydney’s abundance of parklands is a legacy of good decision making over many years and we are building on that legacy, creating a city in a park.

Timeline

The community conversation about open space and parklands across Greater Sydney has evolved over the following stages:

Release of the Draft 50-Year vision for Greater Sydney's Open Space and Parklands

Parklands are critical to the health, wellbeing and liveability of our communities, providing areas for recreation, visual amenity and access to nature, as well as supporting green jobs and local economies. They are vital for the conservation of our natural environment and habitat for wildlife in the city.

The COVID-19 pandemic reminded us of the need to access and enjoy public space near home more than ever. It’s the right time to consider our aspirations for public spaces and parklands for the years to come.

Our 50-Year Vision for Greater Sydney's Open Space and Parklands imagines greener streets, higher quality parklands and more green connections that support healthy people and communities.

Download the Draft 50-Year Vision report (PDF 3.2MB)

Finalisation of the 50-Year Vision for Greater Sydney's Open Space and Parklands - Outcomes report

50-Year Vision for Greater Sydney's Open space and Parklands - Public feedback on the Draft VisionThank you to everyone who shared their ideas on the draft vision as part of the public consultation activities in August/September 2020.

Your feedback was carefully considered in refining the 50-Year Vision for Greater Sydney's Open Space and Parklands.

Download the public feedback (PDF 4.4MB)

Release of the White Paper - Parklands for People

This white paper sits alongside our 50-Year Vision. This report provides more depth and breadth to the 2020 proposal for the creation of a Greater Sydney Parklands agency, and gave the community another chance to voice their views.

The White Paper - Parklands for People closed for public comment on 12 July 2021.

Download the White Paper (PDF 3.7MB)

View the previous consultation in full

The community and stakeholder feedback gathered in Phase 3 is collated within the White Paper - Parklands for People - What we heard report.

Download the What we heard report (PDF 827KB)

Draft Exposure Bill and Guide to the Bill

Greater Sydney ParklandsThe community and stakeholder feedback gathered in Phase 3 is collated within the White Paper - Parklands for People - What we heard report.

Together with the Draft Exposure Bill and Guide to the Bill the department is seeking your feedback prior to it being finalised and tabled in Parliament.

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Draft Exposure Bill - Find out more

The community and stakeholder feedback gathered in Phase 3 is collated within theĀ White Paper - Parklands for People - What we heard report. Together with the Draft Exposure Bill and Guide to the Bill the department is seeking your feedback prior to it being finalised and tabled in Parliament.