Draft Open Space Provision Policy

Closed 1 Apr 2018

Opened 5 Mar 2018

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The Council has developed a draft Open Space Provision Policy that guides how and what type of open space will be provided as the city grows, and is now seeking public feedback to help to understand whether the policy gets it right.

The policy will guide the Council’s investment and decision-making on how we ensure the right balance of open space as the city spreads out and intensifies.

We also want to provide more certainty to the development community around Council’s expectations for open space as new residential areas are developed, and how open space provision is prioritised and funded.

Open space includes parks, reserves, gardens, civic space, riverside esplanade and natural areas such as gullies.

You can view the draft Policy below under the Related heading.

The Council will be accepting feedback until 1 April 2018.

Note that the policy essentially guides the amount and type of parks – not the on-going operation of park such as the level of service around park maintenance, furniture and amenities on parks.

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