Industry Position Statements


Position statements by key stakeholders relating to the provision of public open space. 

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Title Organisation  Year  Synopsis  Keywords  Location 
National Position Paper - Sports Space  Parks and Leisure Australia (PLA) 2014  This Advocacy Position Paper summarises Parks and Leisure Australia‚Äôs response to broad national issues associated with the allocation of land to sports spaces. This paper is for the information of political and decision-maker audiences.      
WA - Community Health and Wellbeing Position Paper Parks and Leisure Australia (PLA) 2013 The PLA WA Community Health and Wellbeing Position Paper was developed for use by the PLA WA regional council, members and stakeholders to identify key issues and priorities for the parks and leisure industry relating to community health and wellbeing.      
WA - Public Open Space Planning in Western Australia: New Residential Developments Position Paper  Parks and Leisure Australia (PLA)  2011  The purpose of this document is to identify key issues associated with the planning and management of public open space within new residential developments in Western Australia.      
Position statement - The built environment and walking  Heart Foundation 2009

Promoting walking is an effective way to increase population levels of physical activity.

To increase walking, a whole-of-community approach is required that combines multiple-level strategies: public education, changes to the built environment and strategies that create a positive social environment.

Walking for recreation and walking for transport are influenced by different features of the environment. Walking for transport is associated with living in neighbourhoods that have connected street networks, good access to destinations and public transport, and higher residential densities. Neighbourhood aesthetics and access to facilities, parks and beaches tend to be associated with increased walking for recreation. 

Walking, walkability, social, urban design Australia
UDIA Position Statement - Public Open Space Urban Development Institute of Australia 2011

The requirement for 10% of the gross subdivisible area to be given up free of cost by the subdivider for Public Open Space, or payment made in lieu, is accepted by the industry.

Developers develop POS and provide high quality assets to local governments. In most cases, open space development adds great value to the area thereby increasing rates and a sense of identity for new communities.

Public Open Space plays a pivotal role in the quality of life of a community through the physical and mental health benefits of recreation and play, through opportunities for contact with nature and social interaction, and its contribution to creating a sense of place and community. 

Urban development, public open space, water, policy, development Australia