Green Space Alliance

Improving health, wellbeing and liveability by using innovative water and urban planning solutions

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The Greenspace Alliance was 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.”

In light of concerns regarding the future of natural green space for Perth and surrounds, a group of horticulture industry members and aligned bodies from Western Australia formed the Green Space Alliance . GSA members include the following; Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA), Australian Institute of Horticulture (AIH), City of Belmont, Landscape Industry Assn WA (LIAWA), Grey Water Industry Group (GWIG), Horticultural Media Association WA (HMA WA),  Nursery and Garden Industry Assn WA (NGIAWA), Parks and Leisure Assn WA (PLAWA), Sports Turf Assn (WA) (STA (WA)), Perth NRM, Tree Guild WA and Turf Growers Association WA (TGAWA)

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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.”

“All Western Australians have access to high quality green space – through advocacy, collaboration and awareness of relevant issues (water, location and quantity). 

The Green Space Alliance (GSA) aims to ensure all Western Australians have access to quality green space through advocacy, collaboration and awareness of relevant issues; water, location and quality. 

Perth’s vibrant green spaces are crucial to our health and way of life however they are at risk of being lost by being increasingly threatened from urbanization and degradation. The continued growth of Perth’s metropolitan footprint places great pressure on land space and water resources, and as a result the provision of adequate green space has become a major challenge.

The Green Space Alliance (GSA), a group of Western Australian amenity horticulture industry bodies and aligned organisations, are working together to promote the benefits of green space in all its forms, including parks and recreational reserves, civic spaces, residential gardens and the urban forest more broadly.

The GSA believe Perth has reached a critical point in time where action must be taken to protect existing and future green space availability and have recently launched a discussion paper and position statement entitled ‘Improving Urban Liveability’.

The GSA seeks to advocate to key decision makers and stakeholders for policy reform which will deliver healthy and resilient communities.

My God, this city of ours is just beautiful! Our green spaces have to be up there with the best in the world! #perth #perthisok #BestCityintheWorld #greenspaces #natural #naturalbeauty #lovethisplacePhotos courtesy of Matt Ricci thank you Matt. See MoreSee Less
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Bore water users, please note this message from Department of Water and Environmental RegulationWinter is here, so the sprinkler switch off is now in effect. If you live in the indicated areas, you need to switch off until 31 August.Evaporation rates are low in winter and there is usually enough rainfall to sustain lawns and gardens. Water being used on lawns and gardens in winter is a waste of this valuable resource. The winter sprinkler switch off aims to prevent this wastage and save water for the hotter, drier months.Thank you for doing the right thing! Learn more ow.ly/62r950ETICC#winterishere #thinkclimatechangebewaterwise #dotherighthing #savingwaterforwhenweneeditmost#SavingWater #waterwise See MoreSee Less
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This is excellent news. Thanks Mark McGowan and the state government. Great news indeed!#greenspace #trees #cooling #community #goodworkPlanting trees is a simple way reduce the urban heat island effect and naturally cool our cities and suburbs.That’s why we’re investing in the planting of thousands of trees on street verges, in car parks, around rail reserves, and along commuter routes for cyclists, pedestrians and school children.The planting will take place in 14 local governments across Perth and once matured, the trees are expected to provide an additional 11 hectares of tree canopy cover within the first 10 years.It’s a great program which will improve air quality, increasing biodiversity, and create more attractive places that promote health and wellbeing. See MoreSee Less
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    Green Space Alliance Wins AIH award 2017

    AIH Inaugural Green Space Rural Award

    This nomination is for the Green Space Alliance (GSA) for their achievement over three years in the promotion more and better quality green space in Western Australia and for the improvement in livability of its citizens.

    Presented by Kim Morris FAIH RH.

    Accepted by Neville Passmore & Glenice Batchelor.