The draft Greener Places policy has been produced by GANSW to guide the design, planning and delivery of green infrastructure across NSW. The draft policy defines green infrastructure as the network of green spaces, natural systems and semi-natural systems including parks, rivers, bushland and private gardens that are strategically planned, designed, and managed to support good quality of life in the urban environment.
The aim is to create healthier and more liveable cities and towns by improving community access to recreation and exercise, supporting walking and cycling connections, and improving the resilience of our urban areas.
Well-designed green infrastructure responds to four key principles:
The extended development and consultation period has provided the community and key stakeholders with the opportunity to help shape the final document. Following consideration of the feedback received, the draft Greener Places policy has been revised and will be released this year.
We would like to thank the many individuals and organisations that have provided feedback on the draft.