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Why do we need a plan?

Changing Sydney

The measure of any great civilisation is in its cities and a measure of a city's greatness is to be found in the quality of its public spaces – its parks, its gardens and its squares. And great public spaces need great plans.

The Sydney of today is vastly different to how it was 150 years ago when Moore Park was first declared.

That change is set to continue – over the next 20 years it is estimated that 60,000 additional people are expected to move into the suburbs immediately surrounding the Park. Not only are more people living near the Park, but the way they want to use it is changing too.

So it’s essential that a plan is put in place to guide the future sustainable use, management and renewal of Moore Park, ensuring its integrity and core values are protected.

Centennial Parklands (which is made up of  Moore Park, Queens Park and Centennial Park), is a self-funded public parklands managed as an integrated whole.

While each of the three parks are important in their own right, around 80% of the funds required to maintain all three parks is generated from Moore Park. This makes Moore Park’s revenue critical to the future environmental, social and financial sustainability of the entire Parklands.

Forecast population growth source: NSW Department of Planning Future Populations Projections, 2011 (image was created by HASSELL).

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