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NSW Public Open Space Strategy

Public open space is infrastructure that is essential to liveable communities. A part of all communities, it plays a crucial ecological, economic, social and cultural role in our lives.

The NSW Department of Planning and Environment has developed the first Public Open Space Strategy. The strategy is a major step to deliver more and better public open space. It sets out a collaborative, coordinated and evidence-based approach to unify planning, investment and delivery.

The Strategy sets a course for government action that supports more better public open space that the community can access, use, enjoy and belong to. To get there, play, stay and connect.

By working together across agencies, investment in public open space can be more efficient and effective - resulting in better outcomes.