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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signatures

Celeste
,
Glenunga
This is a great way to create a shared vision that can be built on over the longer term.
Greg
,
Norwood
Park Lands are in the DNA of the City of Adelaide and a distinguishing characteristic for the people of greater Adelaide. I support efforts to expand the greening of greater Adelaide to mitigate some of the impact of climate change and reduction in heat load.
Sophie
,
Prospect
With so many beautiful parks in the city already it seems like the obvious decision to further Adelaide as the most liveable city in Australia!
Sophie
,
Paradise

I would love to see every city aim to be a National Park City – but if we have to start somewhere let's start with Adelaide. Situated between the hills and sea with the gorgeous connecting corridor of Linear Park and our numerous Parks and Reserves - so many opportunities to connect with nature right on our doorstep.

Monique
,
Aldinga Beach
Because we can!

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

Cate
,
Aldgate
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.
Jennifer
,
St peters
To make sure we preserve existing parks
flowe
,
perth
i dont like cats
Louka
,
Aldinga Beach
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.
Viv
,
Hillcrest
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.
Peter
,
Mitcham
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.
Tanya
,
Adelaide
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
sarah
,
PLYMPTON
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
Chris
,
Fullarton
A great pathway to becoming a greener, cooler, more biodiverse city.
Tash
,
Darlington
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.
Benjamin
,
Myrtle Bank
Adelaide can be an international example of a sustainable city, it's parklands are an essential piece of this.
Kara
,
Blackwood
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!
Graham
,
Christies Beach
Why not is the better question because it doesn't have any sensible answer.
Sally
,
Bridgewater
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.
Emma
,
Seacliff
Because nature is everything.
Sarah
,
BRAHMA LODGE
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.
Lena
,
Crafers
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 :)
Damien
,
Bellevue Heights
We need to have a common mindset around preservation and the role it plays in overall community benefit.
Melina
,
Gawler

It is essential that we put the health of the environment first. If we look after Country, we all benefit.

Alyssa
,
Kangarilla
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.
Holly
,
Crafers West
Look after our environment
Nichole
,
Burton
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.
Helen
,
Aldgate
To encourage connection between green places and the people of our community.
Ben
,
walkerville
because it helps nature and global warming and makes adelaide a more beautiful city
Adrian
,
Marion
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.
Liz
,
Hawthorndene
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.
Gail
,
Hallett cove
Becouse we got some lovely place in South Australia
Jenny
,
Lobethal

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.

Sarah
,
Adelaide
A commitment to sustainability and places for families to gather.
Leah
,
Morphett Vale
Better mental health Tourism opportunities
Simone
,
Paralowie
Adelaide deserves the recognition for preserving its natural spaces and wildlife.
Pamela
,
North Brighton
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.
Alison
,
Cheltenham
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.
Margaret
,
Kent Town
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.
Vicki
,
Broadview
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
Sue
,
Craigmore
Raise awareness of the need to work with our environment, not exploit it
Barb
,
South Plympton

Because a National Suburban Infill City just doesn’t have the same appeal. Protect and promote our fabulous Parklands.

Jess
,
Crafers West
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!!
Denise
,
Torrens Park

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.

Matt
,
Norwood
Truly deserving as it’s a city in a park- planned layout in 1836 has helped future proof our city and community
Michelle
,
Wynn Vale
To continue to embrace and enhance Adelaide's livability and connection with our beautiful environment.
Frances
,
Edwardstown
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.
Matthew
,
Kidman Park
The parks in our city should be protected for future generations and for the native species that live in them.
Steve
,
5118

To protect the green fields from infill development.

Danielle
,
Port Noarlunga
To enhance our already beautiful green city even further
Kevin
,
cadellyou
You have to start somewhere and I believe all new developments should have a zero carbon footprint which is ongoing with green spaces
Naomi
,
Ethelton 5015
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.
Vincent
,
Aldgate To recognise
To recognize and retain the long standing connection between the people of our State with their unique environment.
Peri
,
St Kilda, South Australia
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.
Scott
,
Prospect

There's nothing better than seeing a lush space. Great for the air we breathe. Love it 😍

Yvonne
,
Buderim
I think all cities need more trees and green spaces to cool them down.
Claire
,
Somerton Park
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.
Angus
,
Goodwood
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!
Neville
,
Enfield
A healthy environment leads to a healthy wellbeing. An unhealthy environment leads to stress, anxiety and worry which can lead to mental health.
Gemma
,
Adelaide
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
Jack
,
Adelaide

It would make it much nicer to live in, provide clean air, and natural cooling.

vivian
,
stirling
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.
Narelle
,
Grange
Why not?
John
,
StPeters
To encourage further natural development of our 4 parks
Silvia
,
Littlehampton
For the future of all those living here, plants, animals and people
Julie
,
Hillier
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!
Sasha
,
Seaview Downs
To give future generations a cleaner and greener environment in which to live in. Making Adelaide an even more attractive city to reside in.
Courtney
,
Murray Bridge
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.
Mel
,
West Croydon
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.
Janet
,
Tea Tree Gully
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.
Kim
,
Bridgewater
We already have a unique ring of music net city Parklands which need protecting
Christine
,
Kensington
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.
Mark
,
Adelaide
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.
Vaishali
,
Campbelltown
Give our children better place to live
Adrian
,
Seacliff
This is for future generations ... a cleaner, greener city. What a wonderful legacy that would be to leave for our children and grandchildren.
Henry
,
Hazelwood Park
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.
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.
Tony
,
McLaren Vale
This is a great idea and will serve to distinguish Adelaide from other Australian capital cities.
Rachel
,
WOODSIDE
Research shows that nature improves people's mental health and acts as a buffer to climate change.
Linda
,
Valley view
It is necessary and we need to start now to avoid our overcrowding in the future.
Marisa
,
Netherby
Make our beautiful city cleaner and greener for generations to come
Kathryn
,
O’Halloran Hill
We need to ensure the survival of our native flora and fauna.
Chris
,
Humbug Scrub
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.
Marie
,
Forestville
To preserve and extend natural habitat, avoid heat islands, improve quality of life
Rodger
,
Kersbrook
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.
Tim
,
Gulfview Heights
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.
Melissa
,
Rosewater
Great idea
Kathy
,
Ovingham
Important for future sustainability.
Tiphany
,
Fullarton
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!
Anne
,
MALVERN
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.
Rebecca
,
Mount Barker
Our planet needs such places and our people do too!
Di
,
Kingswood
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.
Rita
,
Yattalunga
Improves wellbeing and health by providing the right environment for everyone who live and visit the city.
Caitlin
,
Plympton
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.
John
,
Dover Gardens
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.
Olga
,
Seacliff Park

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

Jordan
,
Cowandilla

Climate resilience.

Bridgette
,
Croydon
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.
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
Stephanie
,
Malvern
Green is clean!
Shelley
,
Aldinga
Necessary for the future with climate change and a great opportunity to increase biodiversity in and around the city.
Larissa
,
Daw Park

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

Cate
,
Lockleys
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.
Cristel
,
Aldinga Beach
A greener, cooler, wider, more culturally connected and biodiverse city will benefit all of us, including nature & climate.
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