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Open space plays an important role in our society by providing places for gathering, exercise, quiet reflection, children's play and organised sport. As our communities grow and change, greater attention must be placed on planning our open spaces to ensure that they meet our current and future needs.
Open space strategies
Open space strategies are used to plan for the current and future open space needs of a municipality.
Councils preparing an open space strategy should examine how existing and new open spaces can be managed effectively and focus on innovation in open space delivery.
A guide and case studies are available to help councils plan for their open spaces. See the Department of Environment, Energy and Climate Action (DEECA) Guide for Open Space Strategies webpage
Open space for everyone
Plan Melbourne 2017-2050 identifies the need to strengthen Melbourne’s open space network to ensure all Melburnians receive the social, health and wellbeing, financial and environmental benefits of well-planned, designed and managed public spaces.
Guiding all levels of government in the planning, management and delivery of quality open spaces over the next 30 years is the Open Spaces for Everyone strategy.
The Open space for everyone strategy is delivered by DEECA. To access the strategy and find out more information, go to the DEECA Open Space for Everyone webpage
Page last updated: 28/06/23