Council has undertaken a minor review of the Open Space Strategy and is now seeking feedback from the community.
The Open Space Strategy was adopted by Council in 2015, and informs the planning and delivery of open space facilities in Casey. Since that time several gaps have emerged, and a minor review and update of the strategy is required. This will not only strengthen decision making and align with Council policies and strategies, but it will ensure the strategy is easy to read and meets current standards and expectations, and addresses the gaps that have been identified.
If you would like to provide feedback on the updated strategy, please use the form below. Consultation closes Thursday 7 September 2023.
The Open Space Strategy guides the planning, design, development and management of open space in the City of Casey. It aims to deliver a connected network of quality and diverse open spaces now and into the future to improve the liveability of the City for residents and visitors.
- Document formatting, branding and structure.
- Names of some open space functions.
- Clearer language, particularly for open space standards.
- Updated references to other relevant documents.
- Updated map of open space in Casey.
- Definition of the types of open spaces.
- Requirements for public open space contributions in the form of land.
- Addition of new sections relating to Traditional Owners, environment and climate change, gender equality, accessibility, intergenerational and child safety.
- Updated design requirements for open space.
- Additional information regarding community engagement and asset management.
- Highlighting future major open space projects, such as Clyde Park Sports Precinct (interim name).
- Removal of duplicate information.
- Removal of an example open space planning assessment matrix.