On 3 February 2019, the NSW Premier announced the $150-million Strategic Open Space program to secure and improve open space across Greater Sydney. The Parks for People program is the initial $50 million that is being spent across Greater Sydney to create better access to open space.
This high-profile program of the NSW Government will contribute to the delivery of two Premier’s Priorities, which aim to enhance the quality of life for the people of NSW.
The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, in partnership with local councils and the community, will deliver new or improved parks that can be enjoyed by the community as a place to relax, exercise, have fun, connect with families and friends and breathe in the beauty of well-designed public open spaces.
The program is an ambitious NSW Government initiative that sets a new benchmark for high-quality public open spaces in our communities. In partnership with local councils, we are delivering eight diverse, community-oriented, and resilient parks across Greater Sydney.
These parks will be legacy spaces for future generations. With this in mind, the vision and ideas of the community and its stakeholders, combined with innovative design, will inform the creation of the right type of park for community.