Examples of Visions and Objectives

City of Geraldton Draft Public Open Space Strategy (2014)

Vision/Purpose

Key objective is to provide an easily understood strategic vision for the future planning and improvement of public open spaces primarily within the Greater Geraldton urban area and townsites.

Objectives

  1. Establish a quality open space network:
    • Develop and upgrade open space in response to community wants and needs in a manner which reflects the way in which spaces are actually used.
    • Understand and reflect the role that foreshores and coastal areas play in the community.
    • Provide recommendations on opportunities regarding consolidation of public open space through land acquisition, land disposal and/or land exchanges.
    • Utilise a flexible approach to open space provision and investment which takes advantage of opportunities within individual localities.
    • Recognise the potential of incorporating biodiversity within public open space and recommendations for preservation.
    • Provide distributed open space within easy walking distance.
    • Improve community health, wellbeing and security.
  2. Establish a framework for public open space provision with regard to hierarchy, services, design, and construction and maintenance:
    • To provide clarity and reasonable certainty for developers and land owners in relation to the requirements and expectation in respect of public open space provision.
    • Increase community understanding of the role and provision of their local open space areas.
    • To provide more environmentally and financially sustainable open space.
    • Apply variations to the collection and expenditure of cash-in-lieu provisions to ensure cost effective open space development.
  3. Upgrade existing and develop new public open spaces:
    • To provide clarity and reasonable certainty for developers and land owners in relation to the requirements and expectation in respect of public open space provision.
    • Increase community understanding of the role and provision of their local open space areas.
    • To provide more environmentally and financially sustainable open space.
    • Apply variations to the collection and expenditure of cash-in-lieu provisions to ensure cost effective open space development.
    • To bring all public open spaces up to a consistent level of service and provision.
    • Assist the CGG with the implementation of a prioritised program of park upgrades

City of Wanneroo Local Planning Policy 4.3 Public Open Space

Vision/Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to:

  • Ensure that POS is delivered to optimise community benefit;
  • Provide local interpretation of the WAPC Liveable Neighbourhoods policy; and
  • Guide Council, its officers and applicants in considering the planning of POS in new urban areas.

Objectives

To ensure new POS areas provide a balance between:

  • A diversity of recreational uses and options for the community;
  • The predicted active recreational needs of the community;
  • Conservation of local natural assets;
  • High levels of amenity;
  • Affordability; and
  • Environmental sustainability.

City of Cockburn Public Open Space Strategy

Vision/Purpose

“Create a sustainable hierarchy of accessible and resource efficient quality open spaces that enhance the recreational, environmental, social and health needs of current and future generations”

Objectives

  • Classification – Establish a hierarchy to inform the community of the provision of POS and Streetscapes, including how the City will manage and invest in infrastructure to ensure sustainability for future generations.
  • Value – Define the character and diversity of our community. Our parks and community hubs will be safe and functional spaces that enable sporting and social recreational pursuits and provide relaxation nodes for the community. Our streetscapes will contribute to a rich culture, align with our sister cities relationships and link ecological corridors.
  • Participation – Create a strong alliance with the community, state and Local Governments, education and health departments and the private sector to achieve shared use and common goals and ensure that parks are accessible to people of all abilities in the community.
  • Connectivity – Establish connectivity through POS and streetscape provision to increase community movement and link ecological corridors. POS provides the destination point between journeys to community hubs, educational pursuits or the business sector. Strong tree-lined streets ensure the trip is safe and enjoyable without being impacted by the elements.
  • Responsible Management – Invest in POS maintenance to provide substantial benefits to the community. Sustainable development combined with strong asset management principles will ensure functional, leisure, recreational and ecological spaces. Addressing community needs and emerging trends will require well-articulated and responsive management.

City of Stirling Public Open Space Strategy (2008)

Vision/Purpose

Create a network of resource efficient quality public open space across the City that will satisfy current and future recreational needs in an equitable and sustainable manner.

Objectives

  • To recognise and provide for the range of functions of • public open space including ecological, cultural, visual and recreational.
  • To establish a hierarchy of public open space types of sufficient quantity and quality to meet community needs.
  • To address the importance of accessibility and walkability to public open space, particularly within the local context.
  • To promote the safe use and enjoyment of public open space through appropriate siting and design.
  • To improve land efficiency through partnerships and multi-purpose use opportunities.
  • To recognise and respond appropriately to constraints on the City’s resources (environmental, social and economic).
  • To establish a sustainable model to allow consistent decision-making for the ongoing development and management of public open space.
  • To ensure the community’s needs and aspirations are addressed through appropriate community engagement

Shire of Irwin Public Open Space Strategy (2011)

Vision/Purpose

To concentrate urban development within a single urban centre at Dongara/Port Denison to provide an efficient, sustainable settlement pattern within the Shire. To ensure the provision of adequate residential land within the future urban areas that incorporates a range of housing and lifestyle options, whilst making adequate provision for commercial, industrial, recreation and other land to meet the needs of residents, visitors and industry.

Objectives

  1. to ensure the provision of adequate space and facilities for local informal recreation.
  2. to ensure the provision of adequate space and facilities for organised recreation within the Dongara/Port Denison area; and
  3. to ensure the protection of the coastal and riverine environment in the Dongara /Port Denison area through the responsible and balanced management of the coastal and foreshore reserves in respect to conservation values and human use and enjoyment; 

City of Gosnells Public Open Space Strategy (March 2014)

Vision/Purpose

To provide sustainable, safe, accessible and appropriately developed public open space to meet the community’s needs in an efficient and effective manner.

Objectives

The objectives of the Public Open Space Strategy are:

  • To provide a variety of POS that is attractive, functional, fit for purpose, sustainable and integrated into the surrounding urban form, thereby contributing towards the health, recreational and social needs of the community.
  • To achieve efficiency in land use planning.
  • To provide POS that is consistent with the principles of the Safe City Urban Design Strategy (2001).
  • To optimise the use of Council resources to achieve effective POS outcomes, i.e. design, acquisition, consolidation and management of these spaces to meet community and City requirements.
  • To ensure areas of environmental significance are suitably protected and potential negative development impacts are minimised.
  • To guide statutory planning decision making processes to enable the future provision of POS.

City of South Perth

Vision/Purpose

To develop and manage public open space network that provides a range of recreational and social opportunities, which is readily accessible, conserves and enhances the natural and cultural resources of the municipality, and offers an environment in which to live, work and visit, for current and future generations.

Shire of Capel Public Open Space Strategy 2011- 2021

Vision/Purpose

The Shire will seek to create a linked network of functional and attractive public open space within the town of Capel that will broaden recreation opportunities for all sectors of the community and satisfy open space needs in an equitable and sustainable manner.’

Objectives

  • Identify gaps in the POS network and the provision of associated recreation facilities;
  • Identify additional POS and recreation facility requirements as they relate to projected growth and demographic change;
  • Identify key environmental, social, heritage and cultural values of POS and reflect these in decision-making;
  • Recognise the importance of protecting indigenous flora and fauna and natural habitat and landscapes;
  • Establish strategies for meeting the identified POS and recreation facility needs of the Capel community;
  • Establish criteria for the location, function and design of POS areas and recreation facilities;
  • In conjunction with the Development Contribution Plan, provide a basis for the Shire to assess future POS and infrastructure requirements in both existing and developing areas; and
  • Maximise the efficiency of resource allocation to ensure effective capital works, and sustainable management and maintenance outcomes.
  • Recognise the important relationship between POS, water sensitive urban design and drainage outcomes.