Adelaide's rivers, coasts, park and hills landscapes deserve our care and support.
Because we need to protect as much of our ecosystem as possible before it is too late.
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.
Our beautiful parklands bring joy and tranquility in the middle of our city. In some areas it's like being in remote bush land.
Necessary for the future with climate change and a great opportunity to increase biodiversity in and around the city.
Adelaide has so many beautiful parks. It would be great to see Adelaide become a national Park City
An exceptional approach building on the broader Green Adelaide concept - very much about the social landscape
Other cities should consider exploring the concept
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
A greener, cooler, wider, more culturally connected and biodiverse city will benefit all of us, including nature & climate.
We are part of nature and doing everything possible that will allow the natural environment to flourish will be good for all.
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
Because it gives recognition to the unique ‘green belt’ around Adelaide and to our traditional of preserving land for parks and gardens.
It will make Adelaide a more enjoyable place to live and visit.
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=
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
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
Promotes physical and mental health for individuals and the Adelaide community and nurtures our flora and fauna.
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.
Because I want you preserve our beautiful parks and improve the amount of habitat for wildlife
We need parklands more and more for everyone to enjoy
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.
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..
A cleaner, green environment with beautiful open spaces for nature and people are so important now and for the future.
More biodiversity and combat climate change
City in a Park. It’s logical
Adelaide has the opportunity to be a world leader, and innovate a more connected way of living and enhancing wellbeing. Why wouldn't we??
Critically needed in these times of loss of environment, backyards & climate crisis
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.
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.
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.
The more trees & green space the better for all.
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.
We must protect the beauty of nature, establishing boundaries!
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.
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.
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.
Because we love the outdoors and activity outdoors in nature
To be a healthier, cooler beautiful environment where all people and our biodiversity can flourish.
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.
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!
I would love to see Adelaide preserve, improve and utilise our green space to its fullest potential. This will help improve lifestyle and longevity.
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.
Improved quality of life for all
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.
To encourage further natural development of our 4 parks
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.
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.
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.
Climate change resiliencethrough and increase in
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.
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.
It would add to its beauty and uniqueness
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.
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.
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.
More native flora and fauna, more wetlands, more shade trees, more beauty - what’s not to like?
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.
To encourage a greater connection with nature.
Reduce urban heat island effect, support biodiversity, improve access to nature and increase resilience to climate change
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.
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
Help the environment and sustainable environment for our unique flora and fauna.
We need more trees and plants as they keep disappearing daily. Preferably native plants and trees to the area.
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
Need more parks as most blocks in new subdivisions too small forbtrees
it is the way of the future.
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!
To keep it cool and habitable for all living things.
To cool the city for the future and promote biodiversity awareness
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.
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.
All the reasons mentioned above. Its so important to preserve the environment.
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.
It is the clever move going forward, integration is the key.
For our present and our future.
More trees for birds and wild life ( cats excluded)and parks for families to relax
Because it may be the only way to keep the city (and surrounds) green, cooler and stop so much destruction of trees.
Because we have led the world in environmental initiatives and conservation, and our city has the world class parklands and open spaces.
To preserve our links with nature for the well-being of all.
We need these spaces as much as these spaces need us to protect them
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...
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
A wonderful opportunity to clean-up our breathable and cooler air.
A greener and wilder Adelaide will be a richer, more complex and diverse, regenerative and resilient place for future generations.
Let' make Adelaide wild!
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.
Important for future sustainability.
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!
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.