To bring down the temperature of suburbs in summer . Less in-fill needed and less roads and car parks needed. Larger back yards not smaller as is happening now. Developers need to green suburbs not pave, concrete and bitumenise them.
To make sure we preserve existing parks
It's time for us to build on our strength, seize opportunities to fully realise our beautiful part of the world and the power of the connection between place, people, nature and culture. Let's step up and be a global leader in what it can mean to live, work, learn and play in a city.
Because it is the right thing to do. Adelaide is loveable and picturesque city. It does not need big tall buildings, they are out of character and not needed.
The parklands are a blessing and should be natured and cherished. This is a fantastic opportunity to progress Adelaide and indeed SA as a progressively beautiful place and enhance our increasingly good reputation.
And I agree with many, the destruction going on these days is criminal, in my view. Turn nice open space into concrete jungles. With all the infill going on and the amount of cars loitering the suburban streets, its just feels like driving around a car park. I sometimes wonder if the emergency services fire trucks and ambulances will have enough road access to attend to emergencies.
But is is heartening to see improvement elsewhere with greening up places.
Connection to nature is a fundamental part of being human.Adelaide already has great nature - coasts, creeks, parklands, hills - on out doorstep. Let’s work to enhance and promote that.
Adelaide is a unique city in a unique location. It has the potential to become a world leader in national parks, garden cities and sustainability
We would not only be setting a great example to the rest of the world but providing immediate physical and mental health benefits to all local human and other animal life with more beautiful, natural, spaces
A great pathway to becoming a greener, cooler, more biodiverse city.
To continue to promote, protect and regenerate the biodiversity of our city for the benefit of both human and non-human communities now and into the future. Adelaide is, and can continue to be, a truly cooler, greener and wilder city that values, conserves and sustains the benefits of the promotion, protection and regeneration of our city's diverse habitats. The more awareness and action that we can generate towards this cause the stronger it will be.
Adelaide can be an international example of a sustainable city, it's parklands are an essential piece of this.
I think as humans we pose to big of a threat to nature and it’s wildlife. We need to step up and do whatever we can to sustain what we have left and if we can improve on that well even better, especially for our children and future generations!
Why not is the better question because it doesn't have any sensible answer.
Because Adelaidians are progressive and earthy. We care about important environmentsl issues, not superficial capitalist ideals. We are ready to embrace Kaurna cultural connections to facilitate reconciliation and moving forward together in a protected environment.
Because nature is everything.
Climate change, environmental disaster and devastated biodiversity is an everyone issue and I would love to see Adelaide take a leading role in positive change towards greener more sustainable living.
We are so lucky to be surrounded by the most beautiful and easily accessible National Parks which I hike in regularly. So many people I know frequent these wonderful places which improves mental and physical health. We are the 3rd most liveable city in the world and it's easy to see why :)
We need to have a common mindset around preservation and the role it plays in overall community benefit.
It is essential that we put the health of the environment first. If we look after Country, we all benefit.
When you drive down Flagstaff Hill, you see mostly trees and a lovely set out city. What we need more of is biodiversity within, to support species and ensure the city is healthy for our future.
Look after our environment
Because it beneficial for people and the environment. I think its a step towards helping people connect to nature through wanting to help protect it.
To encourage connection between green places and the people of our community.
because it helps nature and global warming and makes adelaide a more beautiful city
Because we need to do everything we can to mitigate climate change, because we need clean, fresh air to live a good life, and because being close to Nature brings us peace of mind.
To have open natural open spaces easily accessible for people to use. Keep people and nature connected and provide a space for cultural learning and engagement.
Becouse we got some lovely place in South Australia
Adelaide's unique greenbelt design has created a haven for wildlife close to the CBD, in an area from which, in any other circumstance, they would have been displaced, with dire consequences for their colonies. It also provides for a beautiful, calming space for human residents and workers in the city, giving them somewhere close where they can commune with nature to switch off from the stresses of city life and work. We need to keep and maintain these precious spaces.
A commitment to sustainability and places for families to gather.
Better mental health
Adelaide deserves the recognition for preserving its natural spaces and wildlife.
Adelaide is already a beautiful city. As a National Park City, Adelaide will also be a healthier place to live and a model city for positive action against global warming and contribute to international movements for a healthier Earth.
We should be striving for more green spaces all across Adelaide, especially in the suburbs. A National Park City should be about access for everyone to healthy green spaces which support biodiversity and help cool down the city.
It will help protect our city parklands for generations to come. Not just those living nearby but to visitors from Sa, inters and overseas. Our parklands have historical and environmental sign but also bring so much more to those that use them as a way to connect with nature and enjoy a green space to contrast with city work and living.
It encourages people to Walk instead of using road transport and pollute the air. It allows people to appreciate the green areas and it’s inhabitants. It helps people learn the mental health benefits of walking in this environment and the need to care for it as it cares for us
Raise awareness of the need to work with our environment, not exploit it
Because a National Suburban Infill City just doesn’t have the same appeal. Protect and promote our fabulous Parklands.
1) Firstly we have so many national parks so close to the city. Why not increase it?
2) We are surrounded by parklands, let’s make it even better.
3) We are also having a bit of a development crisis with developers being able to knockdown one place snd 20 trees and then build 3 townhouses with no garden or trees. Our Government needs to stop this ASAP!!
4) Again development - in the hills!! Subdividing. Knocking down trees ‘because a branch might fall on my car’…
SA is an amazing state, a beautiful state. Let’s make it even better/greener!!
The parkland are precious. They provide a calmness to the busy life we lead. Habitat for birds and animals and we need the colour green in our lives.
Truly deserving as it’s a city in a park- planned layout in 1836 has helped future proof our city and community
To continue to embrace and enhance Adelaide's livability and connection with our beautiful environment.
The status of National Park City will increase the value of real estate and tourism for Adelaide, and give more incentives for business and governance to respect and preserve Adelaide's natural environment.
The parks in our city should be protected for future generations and for the native species that live in them.
To protect the green fields from infill development.
To enhance our already beautiful green city even further
You have to start somewhere and I believe all new developments should have a zero carbon footprint which is ongoing with green spaces
For our children and our future. Adelaide currently has some outstanding green spaces but keeping this as a priority in our changing urban city environment is essential.
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To recognize and retain the long standing connection between the people of our State with their unique environment.
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Bringing nature back into our urban lives is intensely healing for our people. A healed people, reconnected to life around them, can work towards healing our planet for all its denizens.
There's nothing better than seeing a lush space. Great for the air we breathe. Love it 😍
I think all cities need more trees and green spaces to cool them down.
Nature is important for our health and well-being. I love Adelaide and its parks and relaxed lifestyle but am worried it will be overdeveloped by a few who hope to make quick profit without consideration given to the future of the city and its attraction as a liveable and beautiful city.
Adelaide is a unique 'parklands city' by design, with plentiful green spaces enclosing the CBD and River Torrens and extending through the suburbs and hills. Its revegetation and re-wilding projects go from strength to strength and can only be bolstered by the city's candidature as the next National Park City. Bring the platypus back to the Torrens!
A healthy environment leads to a healthy wellbeing.
An unhealthy environment leads to stress, anxiety and worry which can lead to mental health.
We need to endure that we have nature as a focus through the pandemic and afterwards as a source of wellbeing, play and connection for the people of adelaide
It would make it much nicer to live in, provide clean air, and natural cooling.
The early designers of Adelaide understood the importance of space and parklands for the health of the city and tried to ensure this space continued. Modern day city planners seemed only interested in profit and development and have worked behind the scenes to erode this. With our declining wildlife populations and decreasing air and temperature qualities this idea is vital to long term survival and quality of life of all.
To encourage further natural development of our 4 parks
For the future of all those living here, plants, animals and people
Biodiversity is dissapearing in certain areas due to land clearing, it’s so vital we look after our natural habitat flora and fauna! The amount of trees that are getting felled truly alarms me we need to act now!!!!!! We have a lot in south aus it’s truly a beautiful place to live!
To give future generations a cleaner and greener environment in which to live in. Making Adelaide an even more attractive city to reside in.
To ensure there is a mandate which helps all generations preserve the open space / green space for future South Australians. If you travel to other major cities in Australia, then you'll realise they don't have the green/cooling/natural impact that Adelaide has - let's keep it this way - like a big country town that has that appeal of nature and metro living connected.
Our cities need green space, for the future of the planet but also for our own healthy daily lives. Connection with green space boosts wellbeing and health.
The City itself is already surrounded by parks, let's improve them and keep them, no privatisation. New housing development doesn't take greening in to consideration at all. They are turning into ugly concrete/brick jungles. I'm lucky I live in a very tree dominated area. Every time I come home to my suburb I feel a relaxed, thank full for Mother Nature. I would like that for others.
We already have a unique ring of music net city Parklands which need protecting
With the parklands we already have and which need to continue to be protected it would be most beneficial to improve our city for the benefit of our people and our future families and their children. Also it would send out a message to the world that Adelaide and SA demonstrates it’s support for the greening of the planet.
Like Christchurch, we have an almost uniquely emparked inner resource, and superb outer green spaces, so ways to better appreciate this natural heritage would benefit us.
Give our children better place to live
This is for future generations ... a cleaner, greener city. What a wonderful legacy that would be to leave for our children and grandchildren.
Obtaining this special status would hopefully ensure we retain and replace our city's wonderful tree canopy and associated biodiversity, which makes Adelaide rather unique and a great place to live.
We need to stop thinking of urban areas as distinct from ‘wild’ habitats. Our city is home to precious flora and fauna too and we have the opportunity to enhance our existing green spaces and regenerate our degraded ones for the benefit of all living things that call Adelaide home.
This is a great idea and will serve to distinguish Adelaide from other Australian capital cities.
Research shows that nature improves people's mental health and acts as a buffer to climate change.
It is necessary and we need to start now to avoid our overcrowding in the future.
Make our beautiful city cleaner and greener for generations to come
We need to ensure the survival of our native flora and fauna.
It’s already surrounded by parks and green spaces. Let’s preserve and build on those to further increase the beauty in our lovely city.
To preserve and extend natural habitat, avoid heat islands, improve quality of life
As we live in a time where many parts of the eart is burning. There is a global pandemic. Climate change is stark reality. A lot of us have lost the connection with nature. The natural environment is a healing entity and while I have direct access to our native flora and fauna I beleive everyone should have easy access to the native environment.
It’s important to embrace nature & ensure we can improve the natural environment for future generations.
Having Adelaide as a NPC will also improve the perception of people about our great state & draw more people to visit & enjoy the festivals etc in a beautiful natural environment.
Important for future sustainability.
Any steps towards a greener way of thinking and being are essential right now! We have it 'heaps good' in Radelaide but why not be even better!
We do indeed live in a beautiful city - our parklands especially are unique. But we are losing our tree canopy at an alarming rate. I am hoping that highlighting Adelaide as a National Park City might bring the SA Government on board to improve the legislation which currently makes it so easy to remove our precious trees. Our green spaces and natural environment are critical to our health and wellbeing - the people appreciate this; may it also be realised by State and local government.
Our planet needs such places and our people do too!
Let’s not forget our natural heritage and climate-change responsibilities in the rush to urbanisation. Adelaide appears as mass of purple colour (jacarandas) from the hills in November - let’s keep it that way.
Improves wellbeing and health by providing the right environment for everyone who live and visit the city.
We are behind in reducing carbon emissions, it’s aesthetically pleasing to have more gardens & nature, look at places like Singapore who have gardens on buildings & have tourist attractions like gardens by the bay.
A national park city would be good for everyone irrespective of age, gender, job, education.
It would help everyone to improve their health, lives, in fact every aspect of their lives.
Because of climate change and temperatures raising every year if humans are to survive in this planet we need all of us to work together. We have to achieve less pollution and waste, plant more trees and making cooler cities. Thank you
I think Adelaide should be a National Park city so that we preserve open green spaces for all of the species that live in our lovely livable city.
We already have one of the most liveable cities in the world. We have an opportunity with this initiative to connect people more with nature, helping the environment and climate in our region and be the envy of all Australian Capital cities
Necessary for the future with climate change and a great opportunity to increase biodiversity in and around the city.
It will make Adelaide a more enjoyable place to live and visit.
To encourage a much greater focus from all levels of government as well as the wider community on maintaining and ideally, expanding the green space we currently have. Unfortunately we are rapidly losing much suburban green space through thoughtless and rampant urban infill development.
A greener, cooler, wider, more culturally connected and biodiverse city will benefit all of us, including nature & climate.