Open Space Strategy
Open space plays an important role in our society by providing places for exercise, quiet reflection, children's play and organised sport. As our communities grow and change, greater attention needs to be placed on planning our open spaces to ensure that they meet our current and future needs.
Horsham Rural City Council has developed an integrated Open Space Strategy to provide Council with strategic directions to determine priorities for the planning, provision and development of open space across the municipality.
Open Space Vision
“A leading regional community with an open space network that provides positive health and well-being outcomes for everybody.”
The Draft Strategy is open for comment until 24th July 2019.
We would welcome your input on the draft strategy. Please send your written submissions to email@example.com or call the project manager Stefanie Jones on 0438 273 347
Improve connectivity to green/open spaces through the development of pedestrian and cycle networks, active transport linkages, traffic planning, and strategic land acquisition and disposal.
Redefine the Wimmera River
Activate the Wimmera River and its environs.
Improve open space provision
Ensure equitable access to open space across the municipality.
Engage with other agencies so that open space provision and management is a multi-agency initiative that achieves shared objectives.
Invest and plan for our future
Development of an Open Space Contributions policy which ensures developers create the environment that Council, stakeholders, open space land managers and the community want.
Colour and Green our City
Improve the provision of open space within the CAD and develop a number of multipurpose spaces for wider community use.
Recognise and Celebrate our Indigenous Cultural Heritage and Arts
Protect and preserve areas of cultural significance to the Wotjobaluk Peoples’ and increase access to a diverse range of arts and cultural experiences across the municipality and open space network.
More detailed recommendations on specific localities are provided throughout the document.