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.

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**SURVEY – CAN YOU SPARE A FEW MINUTES TO HELP US HELP COMMUNITY?** –Urban lawn, biodiversity and searching for sustainable solutions in a time of climate change. Dear Participant, the purpose of this project is to identify and analyse public views on the visual appearance, maintenance and uses of urban lawns and lawn alternatives in the home gardens and public parks of Perth, Western Australia. Prof Maria Ignatieva (University of Western Australia) is working with Dr Michael Hughes (Murdoch University) on this project. This survey is part of a project researching the phenomenon of urban lawn, biodiversity and potential sustainable solutions in a time of climate change. Understanding public views can provide important insights into the range of urban community perspectives on lawn and lawn alternatives to help inform the appropriate implementation of sustainable urban lawn solutions. You are invited to complete an online, anonymous questionnaire that should take about 10 minutes to complete. You can access the questionnaire using the link/QR code provided. The questionnaire includes a series of open and multiple-choice questions about different aspects of urban lawns in terms of visual looks, use and management. You will also be asked to rate a series of lawn photographic images and then respond to some general demographic questions. You can choose to respond or not respond to any particular questions if you wish. Your participation is voluntary, and you can withdraw your consent to participate without any consequences. You can withdraw and exit the survey at any time prior to completing and submitting the questionnaire by closing the browser window. Once you complete and submit the questionnaire, you will no longer be able to withdraw your consent to participate as your responses are entirely anonymous, and so cannot be identified and deleted. We are happy to respond to any concerns or questions you may have about this study. You can contact us using the email addresses listed Maria Ignatieva (UWA): maria.ignatieva@uwa.edu.au Michael Hughes (MU): m.hughes@murdoch.edu.au The project should be completed by late 2022 and the summary of results will be made available at researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/view/author/Hughes,_Michael.html#group_reportAccess the online questionnaire here murdochuni.syd1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bk3nq5Fnj8poNpQOr scan the QR codeSincerelyMaria Ignatieva and Michael Christine HughesMaria Ignatieva and Michael Hughes This study has been approved by the Murdoch University Human Research Ethics Committee (2022/038). If you have any reservation or complaint about the ethical conduct of this research, and wish to talk with an independent person, you may contact Murdoch University’s Research Ethics & Integrity on Tel. 08 9360 6677 (+61 8 9360 6677 for overseas studies) or e-mail ethics@murdoch.edu.au. Any issues you raise will be treated in confidence and investigated fully, and you will be informed of the outcome.Lawnspiration Perth Turf Talk Perth is OK Western Australian Lawn Legends Western Australia Lawn Doctor Loves Lawn Lawn Doctor Western Australian Lawn Legends WA Lawn Addicts Lawn Mowing Contractors – Australia Scotts Lawn Care Betta Turf Kelly Vidovich Down South Turf Bec Clayton WEST COAST TURF Westland Turf AG Buffalo Turf Supplies True Blue Turf Greenhill Turf Consulting Greenfields & Bullsbrook Turf Farms Bec Sellick Sports Turf Association – WA Green Space Alliance WA Nathan Maas Jenny Maas Karl Rzemek Darren Kirkwood Lawn Porn Lawn Addicts Australia Lawn Addicts of Australia #LawnAddictsOz**SURVEY – CAN YOU SPARE A FEW MINUTES TO HELP US HELP COMMUNITY?** –Urban lawn, biodiversity and searching for sustainable solutions in a time of climate change. Dear Participant, the purpose of this project is to identify and analyse public views on the visual appearance, maintenance and uses of urban lawns and lawn alternatives in the home gardens and public parks of Perth, Western Australia. Prof Maria Ignatieva (University of Western Australia) is working with Dr Michael Hughes (Murdoch University) on this project. This survey is part of a project researching the phenomenon of urban lawn, biodiversity and potential sustainable solutions in a time of climate change. Understanding public views can provide important insights into the range of urban community perspectives on lawn and lawn alternatives to help inform the appropriate implementation of sustainable urban lawn solutions. You are invited to complete an online, anonymous questionnaire that should take about 10 minutes to complete. You can access the questionnaire using the link/QR code provided. The questionnaire includes a series of open and multiple-choice questions about different aspects of urban lawns in terms of visual looks, use and management. You will also be asked to rate a series of lawn photographic images and then respond to some general demographic questions. You can choose to respond or not respond to any particular questions if you wish. Your participation is voluntary, and you can withdraw your consent to participate without any consequences. You can withdraw and exit the survey at any time prior to completing and submitting the questionnaire by closing the browser window. Once you complete and submit the questionnaire, you will no longer be able to withdraw your consent to participate as your responses are entirely anonymous, and so cannot be identified and deleted. We are happy to respond to any concerns or questions you may have about this study. You can contact us using the email addresses listed Maria Ignatieva (UWA): maria.ignatieva@uwa.edu.au Michael Hughes (MU): m.hughes@murdoch.edu.au The project should be completed by late 2022 and the summary of results will be made available at researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/view/author/Hughes,_Michael.html#group_reportAccess the online questionnaire here murdochuni.syd1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bk3nq5Fnj8poNpQOr scan the QR codeSincerelyMaria Ignatieva and Michael Christine HughesMaria Ignatieva and Michael Hughes This study has been approved by the Murdoch University Human Research Ethics Committee (2022/038). If you have any reservation or complaint about the ethical conduct of this research, and wish to talk with an independent person, you may contact Murdoch University’s Research Ethics & Integrity on Tel. 08 9360 6677 (+61 8 9360 6677 for overseas studies) or e-mail ethics@murdoch.edu.au. Any issues you raise will be treated in confidence and investigated fully, and you will be informed of the outcome.Lawnspiration Perth Turf Talk Perth is OK Western Australian Lawn Legends Western Australia Lawn Doctor Loves Lawn Lawn Doctor Western Australian Lawn Legends WA Lawn Addicts Lawn Mowing Contractors – Australia Scotts Lawn Care Betta Turf Kelly Vidovich Down South Turf Bec Clayton WEST COAST TURF Westland Turf AG Buffalo Turf Supplies True Blue Turf Greenhill Turf Consulting Greenfields & Bullsbrook Turf Farms Bec Sellick Sports Turf Association – WA Green Space Alliance WA Nathan Maas Jenny Maas Karl Rzemek Darren Kirkwood Lawn Porn Lawn Addicts Australia Lawn Addicts of Australia #LawnAddictsOz Water Corporation LIAWA – Landscape Industries Association of WA Nursery & Garden Industry of WA AILA WA Australian Institute of Landscape Architects – AILA Tree Guild WA Inc Perth NRM Eve RichTurf Australia’s Growers Turf Australia Australian Turf Club 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.