Public open space strategy guide for local governments.
what an adequate provision of public open space is, will form an
aspirational standard delivery model and a clear baseline. For the
purposes of aligning with state government policy the public open space provision
requirements in liveable neighbourhoods are a good (and required)
standard however the local government may develop a more thorough and
locally significant definition in reference to best practice guidelines
such as the Public Parkland Planning and Design Guide (DSR, 2014) especially for matters which are not covered in liveable neighbourhoods such as facility provision and development of public open space.
The standard public open space provision definition crafted here will form the baseline for the gap analysis conducted in step 5 and will guide implementation in order to meet this standard in steps 6 and 7.
More information on defining adequate, standard public open space provision.
Changing community needs may generate a demand for new or different facilities. This could occur due to:
A comprehensive ongoing program of research, profiling and consultation can gauge changing needs. The needs analysis may be focused on a particular community or on the future of a particular facility focusing on:
Needs are not likely to be homogeneous across a local government area. The recreation patterns and preferences of the whole community, of relevant community sub-groups, and of particular localities should all be considered.
More information on assessing changing community needs.
Understanding the community’s recreation aspirations helps identify and implement strategies to enhance the opportunities, experiences, benefits and the quality of life for the community.
The community should have the widest possible opportunity to put forward their views on three critical issues:
Community recreation needs and aspirations can be assessed through:
A survey of user satisfaction should include questions relating to:
Where the local governments has a community engagement policy or guidelines, these should be utilised to formulate a consultation strategy.
The Planning Institute of Australia have developed a set of Public Participation Principles to guide good consultation:
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