Darebin Open Space Strategy

The City of Darebin plays an important role in planning and managing a diverse open space system. A range of parklands, linear parks, sporting reserves, historic parks, conservation areas, urban spaces and streetscapes are highly valued by the community. These spaces can be used for active organised sport, casual and unstructured recreation activities or preserved for their environmental qualities. This open space system offers a range of settings and opportunities to meet community needs. The 2007 Darebin Open Space Strategy is a review of the previous strategy (adopted in 2000) and the following are some of the key emerging issues that have been considered: Implications of the State Government planning framework: Melbourne 2030 and provision of open space in areas of increasing residential density. In particular the identified Activity Centres of Preston, Northcote and Reservoir anticipate an increase in residents in established areas where backyard sizes are decreasing as a result of subdivision and demands for open space within these communities is increasing; climate change and the potential impacts of reduced rainfall in conjunction with higher temperatures; and development of criteria to assess open space provision and consider future acquisition and disposal of open space.



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City of Darebin: 2007