Whitehorse Open Space Strategy

You’re invited to have your say on our new Whitehorse Open Space Strategy:

  1. Fill out the Open Space Survey
  2. Talk to us at free community events
  3. Share your ideas about what a good open space looks like to you

Community consultation will run until 30 November 2022.

The strategy will be an innovative and forward-thinking guide to how we sustainably manage, protect and grow our open space network to support a healthy and liveable community over the next 15 years.

‘Open space’ typically includes parks, gardens and reserves. In addition, we also aim to look at how streetscapes, public spaces in retail centres, and open land owned or managed by other authorities can complement the open space network in Whitehorse.

At Whitehorse, we’re fortunate to have 175 playgrounds, over 20 bushland reserves and more than 350 parks, with ‘open space’ representing more than 10% of the municipality.

Key issues we need to address through the new strategy include:

  • The demand for open space as our population continues to increase.

  • How we can prepare open space to assist to mitigate the impacts of climate change and strengthen its role in supporting biodiversity.

  • Enhancing our open spaces so they can be shared and enjoyed by everyone for a diverse range of purposes.

We are starting our strategy from scratch and your feedback will influence its direction.

Have your say and win!

Whitehorse residents who fill in our survey in the month of November will receive a voucher for two FREE native plant tube stock from Council’s nursery.

You will also go in the draw to win 3-month Aqualink Total Fitness Membership to the value of $429. See our Terms and Conditions for competition details.

You’re invited to have your say on our new Whitehorse Open Space Strategy:

  1. Fill out the Open Space Survey
  2. Talk to us at free community events
  3. Share your ideas about what a good open space looks like to you

Community consultation will run until 30 November 2022.

The strategy will be an innovative and forward-thinking guide to how we sustainably manage, protect and grow our open space network to support a healthy and liveable community over the next 15 years.

‘Open space’ typically includes parks, gardens and reserves. In addition, we also aim to look at how streetscapes, public spaces in retail centres, and open land owned or managed by other authorities can complement the open space network in Whitehorse.

At Whitehorse, we’re fortunate to have 175 playgrounds, over 20 bushland reserves and more than 350 parks, with ‘open space’ representing more than 10% of the municipality.

Key issues we need to address through the new strategy include:

  • The demand for open space as our population continues to increase.

  • How we can prepare open space to assist to mitigate the impacts of climate change and strengthen its role in supporting biodiversity.

  • Enhancing our open spaces so they can be shared and enjoyed by everyone for a diverse range of purposes.

We are starting our strategy from scratch and your feedback will influence its direction.

Have your say and win!

Whitehorse residents who fill in our survey in the month of November will receive a voucher for two FREE native plant tube stock from Council’s nursery.

You will also go in the draw to win 3-month Aqualink Total Fitness Membership to the value of $429. See our Terms and Conditions for competition details.

Page last updated: 24 Nov 2022, 10:01 PM