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.

Seeking your written feedback 🌳🙏🌳🙏🌳If you would like to see a greener City with more trees retained in new housing developments you have an opportunity to help make that happen by providing your feedback before 9th September on the City’s proposed, Draft NEW Planning Strategy- Environmental Protection. In order to secure improvements to the City’s planning regulations the community needs to get behind this. Please go to the link and give your feedback and encourage your like minded friends to do so too. 🙏 rockingham.wa.gov.au/your-city/share-your-thoughts/open-for-comment/draft-planning-strategy-envir… See MoreSee Less
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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)Observers and active participants include; The Department of Sports and Recreation WA, The Department of Water WA, Water Corporation, and The Urban Development Institute of WA (UDIAWA) The GSA has established a vision for the provision of green space in Perth and identified a number of principles to guide the achievement of this vision. The Alliance has released a discussion paper entitled ‘Improving Urban Liveability’, addressing how urban planning and water management policy in Perth impacts liveability, as well as an associated position statement.The GSA has identified a set of priority principles to support the creation and management of green space in Perth. The GSA believes WA Government policy should:Improve liveability by placing greater prominence on green space in the planning process and prioritise the creation of sufficient, quality designed public open space.Prioritise water resources, improve water management practices and support ongoing research and demonstration of innovative urban water management solutions to sustain quality green space.Recognise Perth’s unique green space and enhance biodiversity protection and management practices.Recognise the value of the health and economic benefits green space generates for WA and ensure appropriate resourcing and funding.Promote ground-up engag#trees #plants #turf #lawn #urbanbiodiversity #urbanheatisland #bushfiresaustralia #tourism #perthisokay #westernaustralia #greenspaces #betterplace #heatislandmitigation #health #healthyliving #recreation #recreationaltherapy #sports #mindfulness #therapy #FeelGood #children #elderly #everyone #everyoneactive #cooling #Naturalairconditioner #evapotranspiration #NecessaryForLife #healthytrees youtu.be/WouzcI2vCrM 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.