Hume Open Space Strategy

Consultation has concluded

By sharing your thoughts, you could help us prioritise park upgrades and ensure your local parks have the facilities you need.

Background

The Hume Open Space Strategy 2022-2032 will provide a framework for Council and the community to protect, optimise and grow open space in Hume City over the next 10 years.

The Strategy recognises and responds to a range of factors influencing impacting open space, including but not limited to population growth, cultural diversity, climate change (specifically the impacts of urban heat) and increasing residential densities.

It will also identify specific locational considerations across the municipality to provide a network of open space that benefits all residents and visitors to our city.

Specifically, the Strategy will have an Urban Forest approach - which means there will be an increase in tree canopy on Council owned and managed open space wherever possible to improve the landscape quality and provide wildlife habitats, contributing to cooling the city.

How you can participate

Previous feedback from the community on open space and neighbourhood parks will be used to inform the development of a new Open Space Strategy (click here for past consultations).

Council thanks the residents who participated in the Parks Close to Home survey – the results of this can be found in the Parks Close to Home Summary Report.

Council will be using this data to inform a draft strategy that will come out for further comment in late 2022. Stay tuned for more details on this.

Park Champions will be appointed and be used to inform the detail of future projects once the Strategy has been endorsed.




By sharing your thoughts, you could help us prioritise park upgrades and ensure your local parks have the facilities you need.

Background

The Hume Open Space Strategy 2022-2032 will provide a framework for Council and the community to protect, optimise and grow open space in Hume City over the next 10 years.

The Strategy recognises and responds to a range of factors influencing impacting open space, including but not limited to population growth, cultural diversity, climate change (specifically the impacts of urban heat) and increasing residential densities.

It will also identify specific locational considerations across the municipality to provide a network of open space that benefits all residents and visitors to our city.

Specifically, the Strategy will have an Urban Forest approach - which means there will be an increase in tree canopy on Council owned and managed open space wherever possible to improve the landscape quality and provide wildlife habitats, contributing to cooling the city.

How you can participate

Previous feedback from the community on open space and neighbourhood parks will be used to inform the development of a new Open Space Strategy (click here for past consultations).

Council thanks the residents who participated in the Parks Close to Home survey – the results of this can be found in the Parks Close to Home Summary Report.

Council will be using this data to inform a draft strategy that will come out for further comment in late 2022. Stay tuned for more details on this.

Park Champions will be appointed and be used to inform the detail of future projects once the Strategy has been endorsed.