Providing parks, reserves and natural areas is core business for the Council.
As the city grows, we need plan for these kinds of public spaces in new residential areas. It's important residents in new neighbourhoods have access to parks.
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.
Open space includes parks, reserves, gardens, civic space, riverside esplanade and natural areas such as gullies.
We'd like your views on the draft policy, which you can download here.
To provide feedback on the policy, click here to be taken to our Have Your Say page.
The Council will be accepting feedback until 1 April 2018.
Once feedback is collated and analysed, staff will report back to the Council with a policy for approval.