Aside from providing places to play, be active or relax, public open spaces afford many benefits.
benefits can be gained through protecting local biodiversity and visual
landscapes, retaining ecological systems and linkages, and management
of urban water.
Social benefits can be gained through community
interaction and activation of places for formal and informal sport and
Cultural benefits can be gained through recognition and interpretation of Indigenous and historic values.
Economic benefits can be gained through provision of services supporting visitation for sport, recreation and tourism.