Public open space

Public open space (POS) can increase aesthetic appeal, amenity and value of a neighbourhood, suburb or regional area.

Aside from providing places to play, be active or relax, public open spaces afford many benefits.

Environmental benefits can be gained through protecting local biodiversity and visual landscapes, retaining ecological systems and linkages, and management of urban water.

Social benefits can be gained through community interaction and activation of places for formal and informal sport and recreation. 

Cultural benefits can be gained through recognition and interpretation of Indigenous and historic values. 

Economic benefits can be gained through provision of services supporting visitation for sport, recreation and tourism.