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Open Space Strategy

Banner Open Space Strategy - Under Review

The City of Port Adelaide Enfield is home to a diverse range of open space including 8 km of coast line, significant wetland systems, 44+ sporting sites, part of the River Torrens linear park and numerous parks and reserves.  The Open Space Strategy is used by Council to guide the provision and development of open space across the city. We are revising our current Open Space Strategy (2013) to ensure that our open space meets the current and future needs of our community.  

A copy of our current Open Space Plan Strategy(13701 kb) is available.

Also available is the Open Space Strategy Progress review(930 kb) which was the first stage of the project

The new strategy will be complemented by the Active Recreation Facilities Needs Assessment which plans for the future of the assets (e.g. playgrounds, fitness stations and half courts) in our open space; more information on the Active Recreation project can be found here

What do we mean when we say open space?

Open Space includes all land which is publicly owned and managed and is publicly accessible for community use. This includes spaces such as sporting grounds and golf courses, parks and reserves, linear parks along the coast and river systems, wetlands and stormwater reserves, natural areas, plazas and town squares, and streetscapes.  At the City of Port Adelaide Enfield we recognise that open space is valuable to our community. It creates places where people love to be, which not only supports our health and wellbeing, promotes community connections, but also protects the environment.  

That is why we are committed to ensuring that there is an appropriate provision of good quality open space across our council area.

Project Progress

Progress Review of the 2013 Open Space Strategy
Strategic Context and Background
Initial Community Consultation
Draft Open Space Strategy
Consultation on the Draft Strategy
Final Strategy and Action Plan

How can you be involved?

The initial community consultation for the Open Space Strategy has closed.
There will be another opportunity for our community to be involved once the draft Open Space Strategy has been developed.

For further information on this project please contact Carina Sidwell at