What is it?

One of the major challenges to both new and existing urban green space is the cost of maintenance. For public space, as this cost falls mostly on local government, there has been a shift among some councils to rationalise the amount of open space that lies in public ownership. 

However, what happens if ownership falls with the community? To overcome this issue, we’re looking at ways communities are taking on some of the responsibility for maintaining green space, where this works and what we can learn from where it has failed. 

"The City of Ryde aims to be a City of Wellbeing where our residents are encouraged and supported to live healthy, active lives. Effective management of our parks and open spaces is crucial in helping us achieve this goal."

City of Ryde Open Space Plan



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