because it helps nature and global warming and makes adelaide a more beautiful city
We have a perfect set up, with the parklands and hills nearby. Let's utilise the opportunity to become a National Park City.
We need parklands more and more for everyone to enjoy
Connecting to nature and most importantly having animals that add beauty to our surroundings and bring compassion and empathy within us to make our planet a better home.
We should do everything to combat climate change.
We need to adapt to our warming climate, what a great way to improve our quality of life and achieve this goal.
What could be more aspirational than a legacy outliving us now and the future!
Raise awareness of the need to work with our environment, not exploit it
To protect our parklands, other public open spaces and individual private gardens for the benefit of future generations.
It's time the whole community got back to nature, both for our ecosystem services and our own values.
Growing up in rural SA I always looked forward to visiting Adelaide. We have seen how other Australian cities have grown over time and know that Adelaide has the potential to grow in a more conscious and green way.
MORE green to our city! Let's get businesses/apartments having green roofs too!
There's an abundance of parks accessible from Adelaide along the hills face and coast so it makes sense to be a national parks city especially if it increases awareness, protection and better planning.
For our health and wellbeing it is so important to be surrounded by nature. Let’s protect what we have in Adelaide for future generations.
Love the versatility of the parks, the massive nature of them and the vibe of the community as they bring their families and dogs to walk, jog, and bike the parks. The extensive trails and excellent maintenance keep the parks beautiful and blooming year round.
Future proof our environment for generations to come
We live in a unique city surrounded by incredible green belts, that are scattered all over our suburbs and countryside, and are situated to be utilised by all who chose to live/visit at all times throughout the year. It’s hard to keep our sweet secret to ourselves. I vote we share our beautiful green state with the world. 🌱🌲🌳
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
It would make a better environment for us and our descendant to live in
For me, we are the luckiest city in the world - a city where the Bush is interlaced and easy to access- a climate that is amongst the best, minimal pollution and a population size that can make things happen with not much fuss!!
To protect the open spaces that were part of Light's vision.
SA has always been progressive,time for the next level.
Can you imagine the attraction for tourism!
For the economic, environmental and health benefits to Adelaide and its people.
To help development and conservation work together.
It appears that medium density living is increasing at a cost to green space, with associated resources heavily impacting environmental health. I would like to see Adelaide lead the way in teaching Australians how to build climate awareness and resilience, and demonstrate and encourage connection with nature for the wellbeing and betterment of everyone/everything.
Adelaide is uniquely placed to achieve this goal, with many of the foundations in place already in combination with high calibre personnel committed to achiveing this goal.
You hear so much about deforestation, doom and gloom and how our world is getting less and less green by the minute. If we have the opportunity to make a small portion of it green and beautiful again, why wouldn’t we? It might just encourage others to do the same.
Adelaide has amazing green spaces which must be maintained and improved.
This way the future lies, to embrace and support our natural environment.
Also we must take back control from these moribund, indentured politicians.
We need to have as many parks as possible to hold off the extremes of temperature, both hot and cold that we experience.
Adelaide is ideal to become a National Park City because it is surrounded by Mount Lofty Ranges from which we see from every part of the 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!
Having proximity and access to the natural environment is essential to the wellbeing of all beings. We are so fortunate to have beautiful and bountiful green spaces in Adelaide. We need to preserve this for the wellbeing of all life forms and for future generations.❤🌿
Adelaide currently has the 40 city parks in which I have walked through all, in addition to those suburban parks, like Hazelwood Park. The beauty and heartfelt peace that comes while enjoying this rich heritage is not present in other Australian states. The signage is most educational and informative.
Adelaide is designed as a garden city and we should take every opportunity to protect it and enhance it.
Nature is so important to everyone and everything. There is no reason not to do more to help it.
To preserve and enhance our parks and open spaces, and help mitigate the effects of climate change.
We were inspired by walking down the main streets of Singapore and noticing all the greenery growing on the verge of the streets. If Singapore can do that in such a high density city, think what we can achieve from our beaches to the foothills in Adelaide with all our Councils and the State Government backing this.
We desperately need streets lined with tall and medium height trees to keep paths in the shade so people can walk outside in summer. We need to reduce urban sprawl and create habitat corridors to protect native species, encourage more people to plant trees in their backyard, and continue to protect and enhance national parks near the CBD with excellent, well-maintained walking tracks. I have 3 young sons who love nature play. We spend more than 50% of our week enjoying the outdoors at local parks, playgrounds and national parks. Access to beautiful green spaces is vital for good physical and mental health. We need to establish healthy, creative/innovative and vibrant green spaces in our city now to safeguard people and nature against inevitable rises in temperatures. Education hubs, signage, walking trails, playgrounds, museums/centres and campsites would also be great!!
Continuing to move the mindset of our citizens towards total inclusiveness with nature and all its associated implications - including a complete sustainable and resilient future.
Because of our city parklands and how Col William Light made them an integral part of Adelaide’s design.
Adelaide is already a lovely example of a green city with our parklands, thanks to early developers with great foresight. We have to preserve and encourage a healthy green environment for our and our grandchildren's futures. I'm outraged that private organisations can keep nibbling away at what parklands we have left.
Stop over development of Adelaide by Greedy business people.
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.
Let the world breathe. I'd love us to give the city its lungs back by re vegetating and minimising urban sprawl. I can't stop the Amazon being deforested for big palm oil. But I can sign this petition.
Why not! Our lay out is already in place. This is so do-able and a step in the right direction for our future.
Promoting healthy living, connecting with and preserving nature.
Adelaide becoming a NPC would encourage nature based tourism, reduce feral weeds and pests and increase populations of native species. It may also have a flow on effect of raising awareness in our local population of the importance of various other environmental issues such as reducing waste - in particular plastic waste.
This is a perfect opportunity to help bring some balance to the climate and environmental issues we are facing while further highlighting what a beautiful city Adelaide is.
Trees. Plants. Good things grow in the ground.
A green space, a calm and caring space and a place we can all come to and enjoy.
More connection to nature and a greener future for our children. This sounds like what every city should be doing to combat the very real threat of climate change. As well as the benefits to everyone’s health and well-being.
Improve health and well-being throughout whole population.
Aside from the brilliance of becoming a green initiative leader, in a time were Australia is lagging in this global shift, there are also economic advantages.
National Parks can attract more tourism, particularly with the unique indigenous flora and fauna Australia has to offer. It is likely to place Adelaide more prominently on the international stage.
It would contribute to the current campaign of 'Adelaide, the most livable city.'
The jobs and or income for supporting businesses could increase.
It would be brilliant if we could also engage traditional land owners to conduct traditional land management techniques. This could be beneficial for the land, indigenous communities and closing the gap. For those that are financially driven, this is a cost effective solution, as we would be paying for a service which also serves as a recognition and cultural connector.
Adelaide has such amazing potential with our huge park land area... Let's make the parklands even more beautiful and more useful.
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.
To discourage Governments from stealing our green spaces for Arenas, Function Centres and commercial football club administration blocks. Same applies to chopping down dozens of mature trees so motorists can get somewhere 5 minutes quicker
To enhance our beautiful life we have in Adelaide
It's a great place to live - let's make it better!
If Adelaide becomes recognised as a National Park City it will provide a vision that we must live up to, in these times when our open spaces and mature trees are often lost to urban development and infill.
It will create healthier opportunities for young people.
To improve the health and cognitive wellbeing of all residents and visitors within greater Adelaide. It is a great chance for everyone to connect with their biophilic relationship, and an obvious but important way to enhance the protection and conservation of our local flora and fauna species.
With Adelaide becoming a National Park City - not only will the landscape and infrastructure change but more importantly our perception of what nature is. The more feel in, and part of, nature the more we will love and understand everything about it. From Rainbow Lorikeets in a street tree to Water Rats/Rakali in the Torrens. We are essentially part of a broader ecosystem and our urban habitat is somewhat degraded - there is a need to restore ourselves as well as the landscape. A National Park City provides an ideal restorative approach for nature, our minds, hearts and spirit.
We adore coming to Adelaide and visiting spaces that abound in nature, green, shrubbery - outside spaces full of life. Adelaide is perfect for a National Park City and people will appreciate it.
Green is best! We can get back park land once it's gone (or, it's very difficult to do so!) But climate change means that we need our parks and green spaces more than ever.
I moved to Adelaide from regional Victoria, never imagined myself being able to leave nature for a city. But Adelaide is doing a great job of being green and I want to be part of continuing this.
I think this would be a great step forward in creating a more livable, carbon neutral and active city. It would help people of all ages reconnect with nature and ensure local wildlife has the habitat to thrive.
The Adelaide Park Lands are the largest inner urban park system in Australia. Nationally Heritage listed for their unique design - they are the city's lungs, backyard, playground, meeting space and more. They are there for everyone to enjoy, enhancing physical and mental well-being, and they secure Adelaide's place as one of the planet's most liveable cities.
This is a prime opportunity for people to show their love of our environment. This may well open up more avenues for locals to initiate projects that not only benefit our environment but provide much needed natural spaces of sanctuary for quiet reflection and relaxation. An antidote to the stresses we are all experiencing at this time in particular.
To provide more incentive to maintain and protect our existing green spaces. To discourage the loss of open spaces and trees in the development of our suburbs.
Surely its obvious. Why do have to justify what is blatant common sense?
Wanting to move out of the city and suburbs to the hills as we love the outdoors. We would love to see the CBD of Adelaide become a national park city
To ensure future generations have a better standard of living and do our bit for climate change.
Because a connection to nature enriches our lives, but sadly it is something a lot of people have lost, or have never been lucky enough to have
Because if we don't, Adelaide will be facing 50 degree heat waves. The Adelaide Hills are our carbon sink, our lungs, our rain maker and they are being quarried away as we speak. Join RAWRQ on Facebook to put an end to this.
The more green spaces, the more liveable the city for humans and animals!
The Adelaide Plains, at the time of first European settlement, probably had the greatest biodiversity anywhere in South Australia. However, within 50 years, much of that was lost. The result was degraded and unproductive ecosystems. While new ecosystems have since been established, they are far less unique, diverse and sustainable. An Adelaide National Park City will go someway towards re-establishing what has been lost.
To improve general wellbeing of people and the environment.
South Australia ranges from the desert in the north to the dormant volcanoes in the south, and Adelaide is situated in a spot full of diverse nature locally, from the hills to the ocean. As South Australia's capital, it is imperative Adelaide showcases how important nature and getting outside is to our lifestyles and wellbeing, being a National Park City is one way we can do this.
Robert and Sheryl
To preserve the green areas and stop reducing parklands and native habitat, especially along the costal areas.
I would love to see more wildlife friendly areas!
Everyone's lives are enhanced by green spaces and connection to nature.
For our children and their future. Less metal playgrounds, more nature parks. Connect, unwind, recharge our energy to better parent, live healthier and longer.
Becoming a National Park City would boost & help to protect Kaurna open spaces, our ecosystem and the quality of life for all people living, working, playing and visiting throughout greater Adelaide.
The outer suburbs of Adelaide are being developed without effective parklands, public transport or a fabric that will reduce our contribution to global warming. Green spaces that cool the city and encourage active transport, food production, community participation and biodiversity, must be entrenched in our planning system. We want Adelaide to be sustainable, not just liveable!
More trees for combatting climate change, vegetation will help reduce storm water runoff, more homes for our birds and other wildlife, and being in nature is proven to be better for people's mental and physical health. Let's do it with native species in mind and with the Kaurna people.
We need to have a common mindset around preservation and the role it plays in overall community benefit.
There's nothing better than seeing a lush space. Great for the air we breathe. Love it 😍
Adelaide had a unique layout of city parklands surrounding the CBD and a proud heritage of prioritising green suburbia with all of the native fauna that it encourages. This would both recognise this history and preserve it for a ‘green’ future.
Greener, happier, cooler city
because it would help heaps and make everywhere healthier and cleaner
Because Adelaide is situated between the ocean and the hills from the Mt lofty. rangers to the fleurieu peninsula. We need more parks with trees they create shade for bushwalkers ; bike riders and bird watches .Also picnic areas
It's surrounded by parklands and all city's need a green belt to get away from the concrete.
It would create a much desired connectedness to how this country and environment originally was and help sustain it.
From the first it was planned that way - an enlightened model by William Light!
Part of the city's charm and welcoming environment rests with its Park Lands.
Its special girdle of healthy green provided by nature - balanced with sensitively placed buildings must be maintained or its charm, appeal and livability will be lost.
It's a "no brainer" as we keep getting told that our climate is going to get much hotter. So the more trees, parks and open spaces we have will definitely help. The Parklands must be retained and watered ! Urban infill where trees and gardens are destroyed to put more houses on a block has to be wound back !The latest Planning and Design Code does not fit at all with keeping Adelaide a national park city ! Developers need to be controlled more not given more ability to destroy heritage and gardens.
I love how we have national parks nestled in our suburbs. Gives so much opportunity for people to enjoy without travelling too far. How amazing is it for our environment and a place for native animals to live so close to us. Need to protect and celebrate.
We have a 'ring of trees' around Adelaide which from the air, as you fly into the city is the centre park, with tendrils of tree lined streets extending into the suburbs. It is beautiful. And unlike any other city, Sydney, Barcelona, Madrid, Melbourne, Lisbon, Casablanca, Brisbane, is truly green, and cool. Even on a stinking hot day, the 'feel of green' is cooling.