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Public open space strategy guide for local governments.
A comparison between what is currently available (step 3) and the current and future needs of the district (step 4) will help to establish the gaps in current provisions or areas where there is an oversupply of public open space and/or associated infrastructure.
This assessment should directly reference the definition of adequate, standard public open space provision outlined in step 4 and consider:
Suitability considerations could include:
For example, the requirement in liveable neighbourhoods 2015 for all residents to be located within a minimum of 300m of a public open space site of any size is a valuable measure of adequate access to public open space. To determine a gap in provision draw a 300m catchment around
all public open space sites in the locality and identify areas which do not lie inside any catchments. Alternatively a ped-shed analysis could be used to assess access to public open space via walking and cycling (Active Healthy Communities How to: Ped Shed Analysis).
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