City of Stonnington

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About this organisation

The City of Stonnington is a local government area located within the metropolitan area of Melbourne, Australia. The city has a population of 103,832 (2016) and covers an area of 25.6 km2. Stonington suburbs include South Yarra, Prahran, Windsor, Toorak, Armadale, Kooyong, Glen Iris, Malvern and Malvern East.

Why we support the vision

A survey conducted for the City of Stonnington in 2015 found that 91% of residents believe it is important for Council to create open spaces, now and for future generations. Open space is a highly valued community priority. The City of Stonnington has the second lowest amount of public open space, at 6.7%, of any Victorian municipality. As the population increases the current average rate of 20 sqm of open space per person is continuing to decline. To stem this decline the City has prepared a 20 year Open Space Strategy to address the creation of open space. The Strategy aims to establish a sustainable model of land acquisition and renewal of existing land, to increase public open space. The City of Stonnington believe that its Open Space Strategy aligns with the 202020 Vision to increase urban green space by 20% by 2020.