Green Space Alliance
Formed in 2014 as an informal industry group to provide a united voice on green space issues to the Western Australian Government, the GSA has matured into a representative alliance with the following vision:
To live in a community that values green spaces at its core, which deliver benefits to everyone through improved health, wellbeing and liveability by using innovative water and urban planning solutions.
The Western Australian government and industry stakeholders are committed to the creation of better green space in Perth, however there are some significant challenges. At present some areas of Perth suffer from a lack of green space and this will only become an increasing concern as opportunities to provide green space are reduced due to increased urban infill and reduced water availability. Western Australia therefore needs to take immediate action by developing progressive policies which address green space challenges and promote an environment of innovation which supports the development of green space for Perth.
In light of these concerns, a group of horticulture industry members and aligned bodies from Western Australia formed the Green Space Alliance (GSA). The GSA has established a vision for the provision of green space in Perth and identified a number of principles to guide the achievement of this vision.
The Alliance recently released a discussion paper entitled ‘Improving Urban Liveability’, addressing how urban planning and water management policy in Perth impacts liveability, as well as an associated position statement.
Contact the Green Space Alliance for further information on Green.Space.Alliance.WA@gmail.com