In acknowledging that green space is a key hallmark of liveability, GANSW proposed a network of high-quality green space that connects town centres, public transport hubs, and major residential areas. Known as the Sydney Green Grid, it is an integral part of the Greater Sydney Region and District Plans. Underpinning Greener Places, the draft green infrastructure policy, the Green Grid promotes sustainable development while maximising quality of life and wellbeing.

Open space is one of Sydney’s greatest assets. Our national parks, harbour, beaches, coastal walks, water promenades, playgrounds and reserves are integral to city life and character. Sydney’s population is forecast to increase by 80% by 2054, resulting in an additional three million people living and working in the metropolitan area. As population density increases, the challenge will be to shape the built environment to ensure that Sydney remains one of the world’s most distinctive and liveable cities.

The Sydney Green Grid is delivering an interconnecting network of open space that will keep the city cool, encourage healthy living, enhance biodiversity and ensure ecological resilience. Linkages between open spaces are fostered within the wider public realm through enhancing creek corridors, transport routes, suburban streets, footpaths and cycle ways.

For more information about the Sydney Green Grid, you can download sections here.