The City of Port Adelaide Enfield has a range of open space including sporting grounds and golf courses, parks and reserves, linear parks along the coast, river systems, wetlands and stormwater reserves, natural areas, plazas or town squares, and streetscapes.

Open Space includes all land which is publicly owned and managed and is publicly accessible for community use. Open Space performs many functions within the City including conserving our natural environment, providing areas for sports and recreation, creating spaces for events and socialisation, greening our city, and supporting economic development and tourism to name a few.

The Draft Strategy provides a guide for the development and provision of open space now and into the future. The goal is to ensure that everyone in our community has access to open space, that our open space supports a range of activities and opportunities from sport to events, and that the environmental function of our open space is maintained.


We are committed to ensuring that there is a large amount of good quality open space across our City.

This Strategy provides a guide for the development and provision of open space now

and into the future by looking at six key strategic outcomes:

  1. Equitable Provision and Changing Urban Form: Our community will have access to an equitable provision of quality open space that responds to urban form and creates walkable neighbourhoods.
  2. Natural Systems, Environment and Climate Change: We consider environmental function and sustainability within the planning, design and management of our open space to provide our community with the opportunity to connect with nature and to protect our natural environment.
  3. Sport Facility Provision:Our community will have access to a range of quality sports facilities and activity areas across the city, including opportunity for both formal and informal participation.
  4. Recreation, Health and Wellbeing: Everyone in our community will have access to open space, facilities and opportunities to support health and wellbeing and community connection.
  5. Destinations, Culture and Art: Our community will have opportunities to connect with heritage, culture and art through open space that facilitates events and programs across the City.
  6. Improve Decision Making: We take a considered approach to future development and decision making and constantly improve our knowledge and processes.

Where are we up to?

The Draft Open Space Strategy 2020-2025 has been developed based on research into industry trends and usage data, a needs analysis identifying the provision, distribution, community expectations and development of our open space and any other relevant information and mapping. We are now seeking your feedback on the draft strategy.

Subject to the outcomes of this feedback process, it is intended that the final Strategy and Action Plan be presented to Council for endorsement in mid-2020 for implementation to commence in the 2020-2021 financial year.

How did we do?

We would like to hear your thoughts about our Draft Open Space Strategy 2020 -2025. Feedback must be received by 17 August 2020.

Please enter your comments below:

How far do you support each of the strategic outcomes in the document?

Select your level of agreement with each of the strategic outcomes below:

Strongly support
Support somewhat
Neutral
Do not support
Strongly do not support
Outcome 1. Equitable Provision and Changing Urban Form
Outcome 2. Natural Systems, Environment and Climate Change
Outcome 3. Sport Facilities Provision
Outcome 4. Recreation, Health and Wellbeing
Outcome 5. Destinations, Culture and Art
Outcome 6. Improve Decision Making

Please enter your comments below:

Discuss the Strategy with the Open Space Planner

Discuss the Strategy with the Open Space Planner

If you would like to discuss the Strategy we are holding a virtual Q&A session where you can ask questions of the City of PAE's open space planner.

If you missed the session on Thursday 6 August don't worry we are holding another one.

There will be another virtual Q & A held on Thursday 13 August 2020 at 6-7pm.

Register your interest below and we will send you the event link.