Protecting our green areas

Following community consultation in March and April 2020, City Strategy & Planning have developed the draft Green Areas and Rural Strategy (GARS).

The project aims to:

  • gather evidence and develop a better understanding of the values and priorities within these areas
  • provide future objectives and strategic directions
  • identify opportunities to enhance environmental and social values
  • identify compatible land use potential including:
    • public open space and recreation
    • rural living
    • agriculture
    • tourism
    • other compatible rural uses


Community consultation on the draft GARS has now commenced. The consultation will close on Sunday 12 December 2021.