NSW GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES GUIDE FOR GREENER PLACES POLICY (MEDIA RELEASE)

29 June 2020

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, 29 JUNE 2020 - The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) have announced a draft design guide as part of the first ever Greener Places policy, to inform planning controls at every level of urban development across state and local government.

Advocates from Greener Spaces Better Places - a national initiative that brings together government, universities, not-for-profit, business and industry to increase and improve green space in our towns and cities - welcome the aptly named draft policy announcement, which will see metrics outlined to guide local planners, including the creation of open spaces within 200m of homes in high density areas, 400m from schools and workplaces, with recreational land being more than 15m wide, and at least 150m for sporting areas.

Download the media release here.