Adelaide National Park City is a movement to improve Greater Adelaide’s liveability through a better connection between people and nature. It extends across the northern plains, eastern hills, southern vales and out into the marine environment.

Let’s all work together to create a cooler, greener and wilder Adelaide and beyond.

Let’s create a city that is rich with nature, and a place where people take action to be better connected with the environment and each other.

Marni ngadlu tampinthi ngadlu Kaurna yartanga inparrinthi
It is good that we all acknowledge we are living on Kaurna Country.

We are working together for better:
Thriving urban spaces for nature and people
Collective decision-making, learning and local action
Air, land, freshwater and marine habitats for plants and animals
Connections between people and nature, Kaurna Yarta (Country) and community
Health and wellbeing, diversity and inclusion
Climate resilience
Shared stories and celebrations

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signatures

Blythe
,
Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
Build a global consensus of support for cities that are livable primarily because our shared, common, outdoor spaces - all of them, inclusive of streets - are uncompromisingly of the quality of national parks.
kylie
,
Allenby Gardens
Use the verge for food plants to share within the community and planting for wildlife
Anne
,
LEABROOK
Adelaide has fantastic opportunities to be a sustainable city, with increased trees and shrubs for more habitat and more shade to reduce temperature, pervious paving to allow water to reach tree roots and shallow aquifers, renewable energy options for households and transport. Expand the linear park to include the five creeks of the Torrens, increase cycle access, encourage shared transport, highlight the benefits of our unique location between the hills and the sea!
Dave
,
Kent Town
Emphasise the role for 'great' streets to be greened... and as anti global warming activists eg Rundle St Kent Town...for STREETS to be GREEN LINKS to National Parks...and encourage local councils and the community to participate as advocates for more green links.
Joanne
,
Plympton
City planning to help combat the extensive loss of habitats due to the disappearence of the suburban backyard to high density housing, small lots being completely taken up by large construction and councils penalising homeowners with high council rates for having large backyards. All build planning to also include an enviromental impact mitagation plan through including growing spaces for housing and flats as well as thought into creating accessible links for wildlife between larger wildlife corridors.

What if...

What if we restored nature wherever we can? What if everybody could lose themselves in nature without leaving the city? What if we shared more knowledge, ideas, tools and experiences to connect with nature? What if there was more space for reconciliation with Kaurna Miyurna (Kaurna People) and recognition that all living things are a part of Kaurna Yarta (Country)? What if more people grew their own food? What if there were more beautiful sights and sounds in the city? What if we thought more about those who will be living in the city seven generations from now? What if there was more celebration and spontaneity? What if we did more things to care for the people, places and nature we are interdependent with? What if we had more balance and harmony within ourselves, our city and our world? What if there was better communication and collaboration between all levels of government and community?

All signatures

Vaniece
,
OAKLANDS PARK
so many benefits for us all! Let's do it.
Cathy
,
Sefton Park

Infill housing and car dependency is changing the nature of our city as we grow. We need to embrace green infrastructure to combat climate change: increase biodiversity and tree canopy cover and make better use of water to ensure our city more liveable into the future.

Janet
,
Greenwith
Simple answer……because it is without question the best place in the world to live and I’ve travelled the world but still keep coming…..home. Within 30 minutes of my home I have the Barossa, safe clean beaches, the Adelaide Hills and the CBD..What more would you want ?
Steve
,
Largs North
For the good of the environment, animals and climate change protection
Nadia
,
Myrtle Bank
Adelaide is already a place with green spaces and it should remain so and develop more. Connecting with nature maintains our mental health.
Mike
,
Adelaide

With so much housing development and the loss of trees and other vegetation from gardens we need to ensure wildlife is not isolated and cut off from resources and others of the same species. A National Park City would help to protect the wildlife corridors which are so important in allowing animals, insects, etc. the ability to live, breed and forage safely within their chosen environments.

Phoebe
,
WOODCROFT
I think it would enrich the lives of those living in Adelaide, make it a more desirable place to live and have positive consequences for the environment and people's interaction with it.
Delene
,
Mawson Lakes
To show the world that we are connected to nature and we care about nature.
Rajendra
,
Athelstone
Make our walking precinct more beautiful and greener. Plant fruit and ornamental trees. Expand the city horizontally with more parkland, rain-water reservoirs.
Adrienne
,
Norwood
We already have brilliant parks surrounding the city which form the basis for further improving the quality of life here by improving the natural environment even more. The parks and gardens throughout the city are testimony to our recognition of the intrinsic value of nature within our city. It is imperative these spaces are protected and expanded, not encroached upon by development.
Guy
,
West Croydon
As a mark of the commitment of South Australia and (South Australians') to sustainability.
Elleisha
,
Munno Para
Develop more green areas in towns, encourage growth in verges especially in the Playford council area, develop initiatives to encourage more people to use a green bin and make them free for all homes. Find space for community gardens in every suburb and encourage everyone to grow as much as they can and if they cannot then to enjoy what others have grown. Ensure trees that are planted provide shade on footpaths and bus shelters especially from the harsh afternoon sun.
Sara
,
Upper Sturt
Because every city should be, and we lead Australia in firsts,like giving women the vote, cash refunds on drink containers, ban on single use plastic bags. And now here's our opportunity to do it again!
Ellie
,
Glenelg North
Because it's gorgeous
Michelle
,
Paradise

To protect what we have whilst enhancing our parks for the future.

Damien
,
paradise
great for the future of my young family
Sinead
,
South Plympton
Improve lives, health and wellbeing
Julie
,
Mile End
What a green lung it provides for us, trees instead of urban infill. A place for peacefulness and renewal, a place to sit and watch nature and a place for recreation. We must do our best to protect them.
Melissa
,
Woodville
The better question would be why should it not!! Every city should be green! It is literally what the earth is made of!
susan
,
north adelaide
It would encourage all Adelaidians to be addionally proud of the beautiful city we live in.
Amy-Rose
,
Flagstaff Hill
To conserve native species of plants and animals and reduce the impact of Adelaide as a city on the environment.
Daniel
,
Ingle Farm
Why wouldn’t anybody?
Sacha
,
Henley Beach
To not only maintain the variety of wonderful outdoor spaces but to improve, diversify and enhance the environment for all.
Wayne
,
Marion
Because nature helps with wellbeing and mental health
Deb
,
Waterfall Gully
We are uniquely placed with amazing parklands and close access to conservation and national parks. We have an amazing green belt which allows animals to thrive arias the built up corridors.
Neil
,
Mawson Lakes
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
Paul
,
Mawson lakes
Because most cities suck and this idea doesn't.
Matt
,
Sellicks Beach

Everyone is going to suffer as biodiversity loss threatens our food supply and climate change threatens our health. By becoming a National Park City we will reduce the effect these threats will have on our city. So simply, to protect our future.

E
,
Aldinga
Trees. Plants. Good things grow in the ground.
Heath
,
Adelaide
Adelaide is designed as a garden city and we should take every opportunity to protect it and enhance it.
Jamie
,
Athelstoine
To help development and conservation work together.
Marela
,
Broadview
Adelaide is a great city, but much greenery is being lost, especially mature trees. With the evergrowing infill (often badly planned) it gets worse and worse. The loss of trees not only makes it get much hotter, but we lose precious wildlife too. So please, let's make Adelaide a National Park City!
Julianne
,
Fulham Gardens

To ensure children have an appreciation of the natural environment which can only be achieved through green spaces in and around the city, developed by this generation for all.

Jasmin
,
Upper Ferntree Gully
Such an important step for the well-being of our future generations.
Andrew
,
Tanunda
I'd love to 'accidentally' leave a better world for my children and beyond.
Marilyn
,
Rostrevor
Adaelside is famous for its wonderful parklands and conservation parks that fringe the city. To keep it that way we need recognition for our green spaces and encouragement to get everyone involved in nurturing their own green space.
Andrea
,
Nuriootpa
To improve the connection between people and nature as our parklands are becoming increasingly encroached upon. If it raises awareness and plants more trees to increase habitats for our unique wildlife, it can only enhance our liveability.
vic
,
kings park
great tourist attraction great feature great for planet
Glen
,
Williamstown SA

Green corridors for our wildlife are essential for continued diversity and maintenance of our natural heritage.

James
,
Norwood
Our parklands and tree-lined streets as well as the Torrens catchment and creeks make this a natural, sensible proposal and one that will strongly benefit our city and future.
Jennifer
,
Linden Park
For all the benefits supported in this initiative. A connection to nature is essential for our well-being. We must value, conserve, restore and expand our green spaces especially with trees to bring back our wildlife, cool our city and purify our air.
Elizabeth
,
Rostrevor
To heighten awareness about just how threatened our local native species are and encourage every garden to have some habitat for local wildlife, in particular the reintroduction of some of our native flora species.
David
,
North Plumpton
Help climate change!
Jordan
,
Cowandilla

Climate resilience.

Cary
,
Adelaide
It not only has a ring of parks around both Adelaide and North Adelaide but has parks with in both Adelaide and North Adelaide as well as nearby suburbs and the green Adelaide Hills. The parks are well maintained and have paths for walking, jogging, and biking, rose and other gardens, the Adelaide Botanical Garden, Torrens River walk, and manmade lakes. It is a gorgeous liveable city
Lorraine
,
Kuitpo
We are NOT a Melbourne or Sydney or Brisbane which have their river banks mauled with permanent out-of-place commercial structures. We must preserve what makes us a lovely livable city and save our Parklands and green spaces for all future generations. In the past 10 years Adelaide has lost 40% of tree cover due to rampant infilling so committing to returning lost vegetation and planting more and aiming to become a National Park City is the best proposal ever.
Alison
,
Glenelg East
It was originally planned to incorporate parklands in and around the city, and is ideally suited to become a national park city by both original design and subsequent greening and art development throughout the city.
Megan
,
Aldinga Beach
It will benefit so many elements both the residents, tourists as well as the environment!
helen
,
port noarlunga
To preserve and grow our lovely parklands Promote a bicycle friendly place Preserving and promotion of our lovely environment :)
Kate
,
Fulham Gdns, South Australia
We desperately need to revegetate the planet. Also for really important mental health.
Michael
,
Torrens Park

For it's own health. If it can anyway reduce the temperature in the city. The people of Adelaide deserve to live in a city with a green environment.

Arjun
,
Athelstone

Adelaide is blessed with beautiful natural parks and open spaces, which can be built upon in the years to come. We need to protect our existing parklands and be clever about infrastructure development in a large urban setting. Let's lead the way, fellow Green Adelaidians!

Kathy
,
Kensington
Adelaide has some of the highest summer temperatures in the country and green spaces filled with trees considerably reduce the urban heat island effect, making it more comfortable for residents. Plants provide emotional and spiritual nourishment and are important for the mental health of residents. Adelaide needs this! 💚💚💚
Tamara
,
Jupiter Creek
To protect our environment
Anna
,
Carrickalinga
Living closer to and alongside a more vibrant natural world can only benefit both the planet and the people on it. For the planet the need is paramount, for the people, mental health will be one of the greatest benefits. We are meant to live with nature, not amongst concrete.
Jane
,
Goodwood
As we become more urbanised societies, we need cities that are liveable - have public green spaces, ways toget around that don't have to be by car, that provide microhabitats for wildlife, and enable growing of food.
Simon
,
Melrose Park
When you look across the city from the surrounding hills, most of what you see are trees, not buildings. Our beautiful tree lined streets usually lead to wonderful parks and playgrounds.
Cornell
,
Willaston
If the pandemic has taught us anything, it is the importance of green space close to home for our well-being. Let us continue to green Adelaide and enhance our boutique park city.
Stephanie
,
Woodville West
To envisage our city into the future embracing biodiversity and sustainable living to meet climate-related challenges and help to reverse ecological impacts caused by conventional urbanisation.
Danielle
,
Salisbury East
Why wouldn’t I?! I love going for walks in different areas of Adelaide. It’s one of my favourite things. I get very excited when I see butterflies and bees. Adding more greenery will promote more wildlife!
Rasma
,
Westbourne Park
Adelaide is becoming less green with tree loss and overbuilding by greedy councils and developers. It needs to stop before we lose all of what we love about Adelaide- trees and homes with gardens.
David
,
Parkside
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.
Larissa
,
Daw Park

It will make Adelaide a more enjoyable place to live and visit.

Bebe
,
Park Holme

To benefit the urban ecosystem.
To create habitat for wildlife including insects, invertebrates and soil biota.
To improve our waterways, soils, air quality and marine habitat.
To help local ecosystems be more resilient to change.
To improve the quality of life of our residents.
To create a mindset where the natural environment take precedence over high density developments with the loss of open spaces and private gardens.

Marian
,
Willunga
Together with our First Nations people and our many celebrated cultures we can provide a city that is not only green, but rich in sustainable practices and culture. It will provide a city that is rich in flora and fauna and aid in mental health, also community’s coming together. Most importantly what a wonderful way for us all to learn and practice more from our rich First Nations people and to provide a healthy environment for our future generations. Let’s do this together.
David
,
Greenwith

We have the world's best kept secret - a place which has a wide contrast of unique natural places from the Adelaide Hills to the waters of the Gulf. Adelaide was planned with parklands that surround the city - it's part of our heritage - sharing with the Kaurna People and encouraging natural landscapes and living things.

Andrew
,
Millswood
City in a Park. It’s logical
Marie
,
Aberfoyle Park
Maybe this can give more hope for the future!
Stephanie
,
Somerton Park

To ensure that the beauty of this city and it's natural environment is sustained for future generations.

Monique
,
Aldinga Beach
Because we can!
Nick
,
Hallett Cove
We need to bring trees and greenery back into our city to help cool it down, restore habitat for birds & bees and make Adelaide an even more livable city that allows its citizens to prosper. Part of this should be ripping down stobie poles for power lines so that street trees can grow unfettered, cooling the streets below.
Erin
,
North Adelaide
Nature connection facilitates well-being for people, animals and planet! Adelaide is a great example
Narelle
,
Grange
Why not?
Peter
,
Coromandel Valley
Anything that helps the broader community connect with nature and helps increase the biodiversity in our city is a good thing.
Beth
,
Mitcham
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.
Martin
,
Marino
Beautiful city surrounded by historic parklands. Must be protected for future generations
Bernadette
,
Henley Beach South
Adelaide is already a beautiful city, but we can do so much better, particularly in relation to creating a healthier, greener city. I am all for Adelaide becoming a National Park City.
Pam
,
Ascot Park

Well suited with lovely backdrop of hills and nice green parks every direction.

Julie
,
Parafield Gardens Ww

WE already have a cleaner, greener city than other states being the first for deposit recycling for cans and bottles and being conscious of water efficiency and frugality due to it being a limited resource. Our family enjoy easy access to our parks, beaches and natural spaces.

Julie
,
Meningie

It is now providing critical remnant habitat to fragmented ecosystems of the Adelaide coastal plain. It provides additional support to the Adelaide Hills which are also under incredible pressure from development and human impacts. Provides connectivity between the coast and the hills. Plus the mature trees that are already there and the remaining native veg dotted throughout the suburbs - this action will provide them with more protection and hopefully connectivity, through more planting, plus sorely needed management (weeds and pest animals).

Tina
,
Inman Valley
Adelaide already has wonderful parklands that are under threat but should be protected at all costs. Our parks are the lungs of our city, a refuge and place for relaxation, sport, and many other activities for families, friends, individuals, tourists, our older population. They are free for everyone to enjoy, and for many people living in the city and suburbs they are an opportunity to enjoy nature and garden space they might not have at home. Most importantly, our parks provide habitat for our precious flora, fauna, bird and insect life. We can not afford to lose parks. In fact we should be working toward having more parks in and around our city.
Leah
,
St Peters
Because it’s unique in the world
Lynne
,
Glengowrie
There is already a growing movement of people in Adelaide wishing to live more lightly upon the planet and to form closer links within their community. Now would be the perfect time to channel that momentum into a deliberate move to a better lifestyle for all.
Chris
,
Adelaide
Housing
Lynette
,
Adelaide
I want a city that combines a natural landscape which encourages our diverse birds and animals to be part of our environment. Green and cool with nature. Not stark hot cement.
John
,
West Beach
The commitment of Adelaide to reinstate West Beach’s beach and dunes is to be applauded. The jewel in the magnificent metro coastline is about to shine again. Well done SA.
Sandra
,
Belair

Adelaide has a great track record as a green city with the Adelaide plains being a biodiversity hotspot, even though we are the driest state in the driest continent. South Australia is also leading the way in Australia with renewable energy. It is critical that we continue and accelerate this trajectory to maintain Adelaide as a highly liveable city in the face of climate change.

Julie
,
Kidman Park

Adelaide could become a showcase city for how to bring dense urban living together with natural surroundings. Potentially social, economic and environmental benefits for the city. Great idea!

Kate
,
Adelaide
Because of our city parklands and how Col William Light made them an integral part of Adelaide’s design.
Stephanie
,
Seacombe Gardens
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.
Stephanie
,
Fulham Gardens
Cities that have good walking, cycling trails and beautiful parks and an emphasis on nature are happy liveable cities.
Jennifer
,
Oaklands Park
We need to move forward with utilising the space we have for the betterment and continuation of the world we live in. It would pave the way for more cities to follow and be soemthing to feel proud of coming from.
Scott
,
Salisbury East

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John
,
5000
We can legislate against all encroachment into the parklands. There are more than enough business, sports grounds and roads there already. The Adelaide parklands are globally significant sacred spaces which set a fine example and should be preserved and cared for as a high priority.
Steve
,
Upper Sturt

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.

Nathan
,
Klemzig
MORE green to our city! Let's get businesses/apartments having green roofs too!
Lachlan
,
Highgate
Adelaide needs to become cooler, greener, wilder, and more climate resilient regardless of whether it’s recognised as an NPC. I hope that for the benefit of ecosystem health and social health, the betterment of nature and our connection with it will be aided by this recognition.
Danny
,
Adelaide
It's such a liveable city & keeps on getting better. The parklands are a key part of what makes Adelaide great.
Claudia
,
Wayville

More trees mean more oxygen.

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