Talk to us about our beautiful open spaces

Published on 11 September 2023

A number of large native trees growing in a reserve

If you love spending time outdoors in Kingston, we want to hear from you about our beautiful open spaces.

Over March and April last year, we asked the community how we could improve the experience in Kingston's open spaces, and we incorporated the really valuable feedback in the Draft Open Space Strategy for our city.

The purpose of the strategy is to provide a tool for ensuring Kingston’s open spaces are protected and managed in a way that benefits both the environment and the community.

Kingston Mayor Hadi Saab said the strategy covers parks and reserves, wetlands and grasslands, sports grounds, activity centres, waterways, and the foreshore.

“Our urban landscape is unique in Kingston, and we are committed to providing accessible and sustainable open spaces and working with our community to protect and enhance them, both for now and the future,” Cr Saab said.

“Whether encouraging social connections, improving mental health, or promoting healthy lifestyles by providing opportunities for physical activity and connection to green spaces and nature, the importance of these spaces can’t be underestimated.

“The strategy prioritises investment in additional open space for suburbs with high density housing, while improving what is existing, and designing timeless spaces that encourage a diversity of use.

“We want everyone in Kingston to have access to an open space within 400 metres of their home.”

To view the draft strategy and provide your feedback head to before 29 September.

Also keep your eye out for upcoming consultation on the draft Green Wedge Management Plan.

The Kingston Green Wedge is non-urban land that extends roughly from Karkarook Park in the north, to Braeside Park in the south, and includes two small areas of land in Aspendale Gardens and Patterson Lakes.


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