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The City of Canterbury Bankstown has developed the Playgrounds and Play Spaces Strategic Plan to guide the future provision, development and management of playgrounds and play spaces over the next 10 years. Equity of distribution is an overarching theme.
Playgrounds and Play Spaces Strategic Plan
The Canterbury Open Space Strategy will assist the City of Canterbury Bankstown to make informed decisions regarding open space in the former City of Canterbury area. The Strategy relates to all types of open space and provides strategic and specific directions.
Canterbury Open Space Strategy 2017
The purpose of the Open Space Strategy is to provide a framework for protecting, enhancing and managing open space now and into the future. It identifies objectives and strategies which will deliver accessible, equitable, diverse, quality, sustainable, and efficient provision of open space to meet the current and future needs of the community.
Bankstown Open Space Strategic Plan
In 2008 the former Canterbury City Council commissioned the Strategic Recreation Plan (SRP) for the City which followed on from the 10 year Strategic Plan 2008-2017 completed for the City in 2001. The SRP was officially adopted by Council in May 2011. The SRP was developed by a team of four consultants across a range of specific professional fields. The Plan provided the strategic framework and Action Plan for the management and provision of existing and future recreation services and facilities across the City to address the current and future needs of the community.
Canterbury SRP Review and Audit Final Report
Our Strategic Recreation Plan provides a Plan for the future direction for recreation services and facilities in the former Canterbury Local Government Area (LGA). The purpose of this Plan is to provide the strategic framework for the provision of quality and appropriate recreation services and facilities to address the current and future needs of the Canterbury City community. Preparation of this updated Recreation Plan was identified in Council’s Strategic Plan 2008-2017.
Canterbury Strategic Recreation Plan
The Open Space Needs Review provides a guide for Council regarding land acquisition and divestment. The study considers what the needs of the community are likely to be now and in the future (to 2031) and whether the existing open space has the ability to meet these needs. The study has identified gaps in provision and the need for land acquisition to compensate for these gaps.
City of Canterbury Open Space Needs Review
The former Bankstown City Council Open Space Strategic Plan was adopted in 2014 to guide the strategic priorities to support community needs for open space recreation areas over the coming decade. A key recommendation of this plan was to develop a “dogs in public reserves strategy” and identify two trial sites for additional dedicated off leash areas.
Paws in Parks (5.17MB)
A master plan has been developed for Parry Park which identifies the future uses of the park. The plan suggests a number of park improvements and will guide works programs and the development of detailed designs. The master plan was exhibited to the community in December 2017 to February 2018, with community feedback considered in the final plan.
Parry Park Master Plan