Implementing Greener Places
Sydney Green Grid
Greener Places builds on the Sydney Green Grid strategy developed by GANSW to create a network of high-quality green areas that connect town centres, public transport networks and major residential areas in Sydney. You can download a brief overview of the Sydney Green Grid or read the reports in detail.
Other Department of Planning, Industry and Environment initiatives
The Department is working with government, industry and communities to promote opportunities for everyone in NSW to enjoy attractive, safe and accessible parks and public spaces.
The focus is on creating, promoting and encouraging enjoyable functional spaces to meet the needs of our unique communities. Programs demonstrate their commitment to creating better places for recreation, relaxation and wellbeing.
Premier’s Priorities – Public Space and Green Infrastructure
GANSW is working closely with colleagues across DPIE to ensure our collective programs and work on Greener Places will help to deliver the Premier's Priorities relating to public space and green infrastructure:
- PP11 - Provide greater access to quality, green, open and public spaces closer to homes
- PP12 - Increasing the tree canopy by planting one million trees in Greater Sydney by 2022
Please read more about the Premier’s Priorities and the range of initiatives currently being coordinated by DPIE to support the delivery of these important Premier’s priorities.
Metropolitan Greenspace program
Of particular relevance is the announcement of 20 new grants as part of the Metropolitan Greenspace Program. This project is an annual grants funding program that provides up to $4 million to improve regional open space in Sydney and the Central Coast. The delivery of projects identified in this round of funding will contribute to the delivery of the Greener Places framework and the priorities identified in the Greater Sydney District Plans.
Find out more at the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment