Show your support for Adelaide to become a National Park City by signing the Adelaide National Park City Charter.

The Charter has been created by Green Adelaide based on the Universal Charter for National Park Cities, and in consultation with many of Adelaide’s local leaders from environment, industry and government sectors, Kaurna Nation, and the community.
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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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Sign this Charter to show your commitment to working together for Adelaide National Park City.

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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.

Magenta
,
Taperoo
Because we need to preserve our environment and make sure Adelaide’s flora and fauna are protected.
Conny
,
Flinders Park

Adelaide already has large areas of parklands, but these need to stay protected and become part of our climate change adaptation. Adelaidians enjoy their green environment.

Daniel
,
Adelaide

Adelaide is surrounded by natural beauty from the Adelaide Hills, beaches and landscaped parks in the CBD. There are not many (if any) other cities in the world where most residents can drive 15 mins and be walking through a gorge or swimming at a beach. It would be fantastic to see the natural setting of Adelaide enhanced through the investment required to gain and maintain the status of a National Park City.

Voula
,
Pasadena
To preserve and restore the green spaces in and throughout our region for the health of our water, air, soils, plants, animals and people. They have great value.

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

Catherine
,
Peterhead
Adelaide's rivers, coasts, park and hills landscapes deserve our care and support.
Jenny
,
Mitchell Park
Because we need to protect as much of our ecosystem as possible before it is too late.
Darryl
,
Craigburn Farm
We've traveled to many cities and towns across the World, but we're always happy to return to our home city Adelaide. Adelaide is a 'Goldilocks' city - not too big, not too small, has a great climate with its four distinct seasons, and has everything needed for an interesting, wholesome, healthy lifestyle. I think making Adelaide a National Park City would be an excellent step - it would benefit all of us ecologically, and would assist in advertising to the World that we care about our environment and our natural biodiversity.
Bronwyn
,
Mitcham

Our beautiful parklands bring joy and tranquility in the middle of our city.  In some areas it's like being in remote bush land.

Shelley
,
Aldinga
Necessary for the future with climate change and a great opportunity to increase biodiversity in and around the city.
Sam
,
Magill
Adelaide has so many beautiful parks. It would be great to see Adelaide become a national Park City
Neil
,
Melbourne Victoria
An exceptional approach building on the broader Green Adelaide concept - very much about the social landscape Other cities should consider exploring the concept
Tony
,
Trott Park
Urban sprawl is a blight. What natural environs still remain MUST be preserved. Councils and others need to stop removing old trees for more bitumen and cement. GROW the return of an old Adelaide. Plant the future.
Amy
,
Cradock
Adelaide is surrounded by beautiful national parks and stunning wildlife. Nature is connection to earth, connection to soul. Knowledge and care by so many will encourage others to have a connection as well. Cities don't need to be full of concrete.
Luisa
,
Mt barker
To preserve and conserve the Adelaide parklands from development. Acknowledge that nature has intrinsic values and important for reducing climate change impacts and urban heat island!!
Corey
,
Seacliff
Because it will improve the amenity and enjoyment of our city, it will create many, many more spaces for our flora and fauna to live and thrive in. It will also contribute to the lessening of our impact on climate change.
Sheryn
,
Adelaide
To provide a healthy and happy place for people, plants and animals to live together, and to promote understanding that the natural world underpins all human endeavours, aspirations and achievements.
Jacob
,
Lightsview
To ensure that our current biodiversity is protected and preserved and establish meaningful connections between the residents of Adelaide and the local environment. In the face of a changing climate it will be vital to promote awareness of the importance of protection and preservation so that present and future generations are able to take action and have stronger connections to nature.
Cristel
,
Aldinga Beach
A greener, cooler, wider, more culturally connected and biodiverse city will benefit all of us, including nature & climate.
Richmal
,
Ethelton
We are part of nature and doing everything possible that will allow the natural environment to flourish will be good for all.
thuy
,
woodville gardens
green is the future we all need to “cool” down the planet. we all have a responsibility and need to do more make our environment as planet friendly as possible
Legh
,
North Adelaide

Because it gives recognition to the unique ‘green belt’ around Adelaide and to our traditional of preserving land for parks and gardens.

Larissa
,
Daw Park

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

Gary
,
Oaklands Park
Adelaide should hault the destruction and removal of urban trees by the SA Transport Dept and development change increasing urban infill. Some of the trees have survived for hundreds of years and supported wildlife begging to remain in their indigenous habitat. Reference to this; https://scholar.google.com/scholar?hl=en&as_sdt=0%2C5&q=Green+cities+and+community+health&btnG=
Janet
,
Tusmore
We need to make Adelaide climate resilient, green and attract tourists through our nature based tourism not just for ourselves but foe our future generations. How awesome would it be to be the second in the world to achieve National Park City title
Sue
,
Goodwood
we can now only act to mitigate, not avoid the effects of climate change. if we can’t learn to heal the damage we will not be able to protect ourselves & our cities will be hot lifeless slums with unbreathable air. Greening the cities & creating wildlife corridors is a necessity , not a luxury at this point
Cathryn
,
Vale Park
Promotes physical and mental health for individuals and the Adelaide community and nurtures our flora and fauna.
Marianne
,
Erindale
We had a great start with the parklands planned in the original layout of Adelaide, contributing so much to our city. Let's protect them and all other green areas from greedy development. Recognise the value in our open, healthy lifestyle, and encourage residents to keep our city green.
Tina
,
Adelaide
Because I want you preserve our beautiful parks and improve the amount of habitat for wildlife
Sue
,
West Croydon
We need parklands more and more for everyone to enjoy
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.
Patricia
,
Walkerville
We need to protect our existing open spaces and urban parklands from government intrusions like heavy transport roads and admin buildings disguised as sports clubs. We should maintain wildlife corridors by protecting, restoring and connecting our local parks & gardens, trees, creeks & wetlands. Create an outer ring of suburban parklands using the hills face zone with Cleland, Morialta & parks north and south and create another outer ring of parklands beyond that. Stop urban infill which destroys backyard wildlife; build satellite cities instead of building houses over our best horticultural land. Protect our heritage & lifestyle for future generations by keeping Adelaide small, sustainable, unique & desirable, through adaptive re-use of existing stone and brick buildings, rather than allowing developer-driven destruction & construction for their short-term private gain. I hope this proposed “national parkland” status is not government spin to “offset” urban infill & high rise development within Adelaide’s older suburbs..
Anthea
,
KINGS PARK
A cleaner, green environment with beautiful open spaces for nature and people are so important now and for the future.
Mario
,
Paradise
More biodiversity and combat climate change
Andrew
,
Millswood
City in a Park. It’s logical
Jamie
,
ADELAIDE
Adelaide has the opportunity to be a world leader, and innovate a more connected way of living and enhancing wellbeing. Why wouldn't we??
Sandy
,
St Mary's
Critically needed in these times of loss of environment, backyards & climate crisis
Andrew
,
Woodforde
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.
Andrea
,
Kensington Park
Our unique ‘ring of green’ around the city is a wonderful example of biodiversity, oxygen production, recreational areas and multipurpose sports facilities in well maintained, easily accessible locations.
Emma
,
Whyalla
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.
David
,
Allenby Gardens
The more trees & green space the better for all.
Kiah
,
Parkside
It is one of the greenest inner cities in the world, and I have travelled a lot. It also deserves international recognition for this. And the protection that this status will bring with it.
Alexandria
,
Mile End
We must protect the beauty of nature, establishing boundaries!
Marian
,
Seaview Downs
There is a great need to have wildlife places. It enriches people's physical and mental health. It encourages natural habitat for our unique wildlife as well as cooling down our climate. I praise God every day that I live in Adelaide. We need to save and improve what we have.
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.
Julie
,
Flagstaff Hill
When the green space is gone, it is simply too late. Save it now while you can and create more! A simple formula with proven benefit to all.
Tania
,
Beaumont
Because we love the outdoors and activity outdoors in nature
Kay
,
Camden Park
To be a healthier, cooler beautiful environment where all people and our biodiversity can flourish.
Peter
,
Glandore
Adelaide CBD is surrounded by parklands, which, unfortunately are being encroached upon. We need to encouraging the planting of more native flora to provide habitat for endangered species and the enjoyment and appreciation for our youth.
Max
,
Rostrevor
We need to do as much as we can to help protect what natural environment is left. This would be an excellent opportunity to halt some of the destruction that is occurring in our city and suburbs. This would give our endangered flora & fauna a greater chance of survival! I’ve walked through Hyde park in London, and it feels like you are in a forest in the middle of nowhere, not a major city!
Sarah
,
Glenside
I would love to see Adelaide preserve, improve and utilise our green space to its fullest potential. This will help improve lifestyle and longevity.
Judy
,
Tea Tree Gully
We live in a country which has a sad reputation of having one of the largest extinction rates of animals in the world since settlement. Creating a National Park City would presumably promote a better environment for all of us by safeguarding and increasing diversity of our flora and fauna. Something positive for our future generations to feel good about.
Stephanie
,
Athelstone
Improved quality of life for all
Bailey
,
HAWTHORNDENE
More money needs to be invested in land management and connecting our vital corridors. Hopefully the funding is used proactively, not like it is with our current NP's.
John
,
StPeters
To encourage further natural development of our 4 parks
Ros
,
Bedford Park
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.
Linda
,
Tusmore

WE need to protect our green spaces for biodiversity and food production. These are complementary activities and also support creation of jobs and urban development that would be the envy of others, if planned for.
Urban spaces are also great climates for food production.  Please plan our cities refurbishment, development to include food access, a fundamental need for the population, along with cooling our cities and biodiversity.
Food access and food security are already major issues in our city.   Food hubs within our cities, those densely populated areas and the peri urban fringe all have a part to play.  We can reduce dependence on a charity based industrial food system, where the industrial food system feeds community with their waste food.  Support our food bowls, growing perishable foods within the city and creating space for the alternative food systems that are establishing in every capital city in Australia and around the world.  
Green Industries is in a prime position, and a National Park City is the perfect platform to increase understanding and commitment to balance the cometition for land for biodiversity, people and food.  

Adelaide - a liveable city - a national park city, you have an opportunity to plan the spaces that will be needed now, and into the future.  Orchards, food trees (Exotic and native) have a place in a national parks city. Feeding and protecting our fauna as well as ourselves.  This needs thought and Green Adelaide could lead the way.

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.
Bradley Graham
,
Aldinga
Climate change resiliencethrough and increase in biodiversity values.
Kate
,
Aldinga Beach

Being a conservation and landcare worker, I try and educate my family and friends the importance for caring and looking after Mother Earth. In my field I see much damage from peoples carelessness. So I think its a great idea, nature can be so rewarding to oneself. So I think more education is most important to look after our environment.

Deborah
,
Woodchester
I am blessed to live in a quiet rural area, it would be awesome for everyone to get to experience the joy of watching wildlife everyday, to have that connection with nature.
Rich
,
5483
It would add to its beauty and uniqueness
Kaushik
,
Brahma Lodge

The same way we live with people around us we need to live likewise with the nature around us. National Park City sounds a great idea. What we give to the nature is what the nature gives us back.

Sara
,
Wisanger
To save Adelaide from being completely decimated by vested interests making money from hijacking what greenery is left and turning it into into car parks and stands.
Tatiana
,
Ascot Park
Adelaide should be a national park city because of its incredible parklands and greenery. It will provide us with the opportunity to be more connected to nature and care for its flora and fauna. Adelaide should be a National Park city so that we can foster stronger partnerships with First Nation people and imitate their connection and respect for the land.
Ben
,
Prospect
More native flora and fauna, more wetlands, more shade trees, more beauty - what’s not to like?
Marilyn
,
Warradale
Adelaide already has a lot of open beautiful spaces and a good cover of trees. To have this recognised and further improving green infrastructure, biodiversity habitats and connecting people with nature to make us more sustainable into a warmer and drier future makes sense.
Melinda
,
Eden Hills
To encourage a greater connection with nature.
David
,
North Plumpton
Help climate change!
Jacob
,
Dernancourt
Reduce urban heat island effect, support biodiversity, improve access to nature and increase resilience to climate change
Marine
,
Norwood
For the recognition of the work that is being done. Adelaide is a beautiful green city that I enjoy everyday riding my bike to work through the parks.
Mike
,
Paralowie
Weve lost so much over the last 200 years and many of us need to listen and re tune to nature for humanities sake before its too late, and for society as a whole be able to function better into the nxt generations
Lesley
,
Warradale

Help the environment and sustainable environment for our unique flora and fauna.

Suzanne
,
Seacliff
We need more trees and plants as they keep disappearing daily. Preferably native plants and trees to the area.
Esther
,
ST PETERS
Because time spent in the natural world is good for our physical and mental health. Also, the more trees that are planted the cooler our city will be and the more habitat there will be for native wildlife
Heather
,
Hackham
Need more parks as most blocks in new subdivisions too small forbtrees
Josh
,
clarence park
it is the way of the future.
Sharolyn
,
Bellview Heights
Drawing attention to the benefits of nature is always a good thing to do. In the time of COVID19 it has become even more essential for our cities to provide refuge and natural environments for their residents. Go Adelaide!
Pauline
,
Goodwood
Adelaide
Madeleine
,
Aldinga beach
To keep it cool and habitable for all living things.
Alan
,
Payneham South
To cool the city for the future and promote biodiversity awareness
jillian
,
north adelaide
with our surrounding parklands and greenspace we are part way there ... such a walkable, bicycle-friendly city should capitalise on all we already have and just make it more so.
Pam
,
Adelaide, SA 5000
Yes, please! We are lucky in metro Adelaide to have the parklands, linear parks and lots of wild places in the hills. However, so many suburbs are lacking in green-ness and welcoming spaces for all ages to enjoy nature and connection with others. We humans need nature for our good mental health, whether we care to admit it or not.
Julie
,
5117
All the reasons mentioned above. Its so important to preserve the environment.
Courtney
,
Saddleworth
Adelaide is surrounded by beautiful national and conservation parks. Within a few kilometres of the CBD you can feel like you’re a million miles away from the city and yet when you turn around you are met with a view of the city and the sea.
Jorge
,
West lakes
It is the clever move going forward, integration is the key.
Trish
,
Adelaide
For our present and our future.
Scott
,
Happy valley
More trees for birds and wild life ( cats excluded)and parks for families to relax
Liz
,
Lobethal
Because it may be the only way to keep the city (and surrounds) green, cooler and stop so much destruction of trees.
Simon
,
Beulah Park
Because we have led the world in environmental initiatives and conservation, and our city has the world class parklands and open spaces.
Julie-Anne
,
Hallett Cove
To preserve our links with nature for the well-being of all.
Mahla
,
Peramangk country

We need these spaces as much as these spaces need us to protect them

Ben
,
London
Having lived in Melbourne and visited Adelaide several times I get why Adelaide would be a great 2nd NPC. I am a founding trustee of the NPCF in London...
Marijana
,
Highgate
Because trees keep us alive and as such guard the future health of human generations and other species on whose life we depend. It is in my opinion the best designed city because the surrounding parklands make the city breathe easier!
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.
Tricia
,
Nailsworth
Improve the health, wellbeing and resilience of people, communities and nature/biodiversity in Adelaide. Including cooling urban temperatures by greening/tree planting. Creating a more beautiful, nourishing, healthy, sustainable and positive environment and culture in Adelaide through more connectedness and with nature.
Dylan
,
Flagstaff Hill

The greenery surrounding and running through Adelaide is what defines our city as a significant Australian capital. It also offers opportunity for health promotion for our citizens through the proven links between natural environments and health / physical well-being.

Brenton
,
GLENALTA
I love the idea of us all being connected to nature and open space in our neighbourhoods, a recognition of the beautiful geography of Adelaide and us taking collective action to continually improve our urban biodiversity.
Charlie
,
Broadview
A wonderful opportunity to clean-up our breathable and cooler air.
Michael
,
Newton
A greener and wilder Adelaide will be a richer, more complex and diverse, regenerative and resilient place for future generations. Let' make Adelaide wild!
Kristian
,
Crafers
The social, economic and environmental benefits of this will be significant. A structured approach will help to realise these across the community and keep SA a world leading liveable city.
Kathy
,
Ovingham
Important for future sustainability.
Erica
,
Gilberton
Adelaide has an amazing advantage to many other cities in the world. Not only does Adelaide have a spectacularly vast and rich flora that creates ideal microhabitats for our local wildlife species, but it also has a human community whose lives are closely intertwined and connected to nature, providing deep understanding and respect for the biodiversity that surrounds them. Let's take Adelaide a step forward!
Joanne
,
CHITON

Adelaide has already the green space to qualify and it is a perfect city for the extension of environmentally friendly infrastructure such as bicycle paths. South Australians love and appreciate Adelaide for its green spaces and they must be preserved.

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