Policy And Legislation: Open Space and Parklands

Australians love the outdoors. It’s where we play, grow and connect.


The goal of the Office of Open Space and Parklands is for everyone in NSW to enjoy attractive, safe and accessible parks and outdoor spaces. Our focus is building and promoting places that meet the needs of our unique communities and are used as a part of everyday life.

By continuing to champion new programs, we want all NSW citizens have access to spaces of celebration, exploration, activity, and memory making where everyone belongs. Our new grant initiatives, currently open to applications, provide funding to councils to realise these aims.

Five Million Trees
We want to increase Greater Sydney’s urban tree canopy by 16.8 per cent to 40 percent by 2030. Read more

Everyone Can Play in NSW
Our initial $750,000 contribution has kick-started a collaboration with the Touched by Olivia Foundation for inclusive play spaces across regional NSW and Western Sydney. Read more

The Greater Sydney Outdoors Survey Thank you to the thousands of Greater Sydney residents who completed the Greater Sydney Outdoor Survey, and told us how they use our great outdoors. Sign up to stay up to date on the results

Article from NSW Government - The Department of Planning and Environment

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