In 2016 we adopted our Open Space Strategy that sets out the future planning, design and management of our open spaces.
If you would like to see a full copy of the Open Space Strategy, contact our Parks and Open Space Team on 9401 0587.
Each type of open space in our municipality has a specific role to play – depending on its size, location and character.
We have established a guide for the rage of facilities and features that are appropriate in the different kinds of open space we have in the municipality.
This guides decisions made by us, developers and other agencies when undertaking future upgrades for existing open space and the establishment of new open space.
Not all of our parks and open spaces feature public toilets.
When deciding whether a park or open space will include public toilets, we consider the size of the park and its uses, this is as the ongoing maintenance of public toilets can cost up to $150,000. Public toilets are also prone to vandalism and damage.
Public toilets are typically installed at parks and open space reserves that are classified as State open space or Regional open space.