Great announcement by Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Rob Stokes with more money to help local councils fund new public spaces as part of its strategy to increase green open space throughout Greater Sydney.

12 councils will receive, and then match, funding to deliver new and improved pedestrian and cycle pathways, parks and open spaces as part of the Metropolitan Greenspace Program.
This round councils will be given another $4 million to progress green space projects for their local communities.
This latest round will help deliver:

✅ New shared pathways for Blacktown’s International Sports Centre and the Great River Walk in Penrith (pictured);

✅ Improvements to Wollstonecraft’s North Smoothey Parkland and Governor Phillip Park in Windsor;

✅ New walking tracks for Camden’s Bicentennial Equestrian Park and the North Manly Dam Reserve;

✅ A digital Indigenous sites walking tour along the Warali Wali trail in Cumberland and a Designing with Country project for the Parramatta River Catchment Group in Canada Bay;

✅ Strategic planning for Campbelltown’s Scenic Hills, Cabramatta and Brickmakers Creek Parklands, Carnes Hill in Liverpool and Paddington Greenway; and

✅ A masterplan for Glebe’s Wentworth Park.

Applications for the 2020/21 funding round are due by 14 May. You can apply by clicking here.