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!
Adelaide has always valued a connection to nature, from the parklands surrounding the city to the street trees in suburbs and the many parks. It has developed bicycle paths so that a person can bike throughout the city and suburbs. It's livability comes from its inclusion of parks and nature as part of its very fabric.
More funding for environmental projects.
Because it is a beautiful green city already & more national parks would just add to that
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
We need to live in harmony with nature and stop destroying it. Becoming a National Park City will help us provide more habitat for wildlife and help us become more resilient from the inpacts of climate change.
There are literally zero negatives from this proposal, lets do it!
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.
As a contribution towards fighting Climate Change and making it a beautiful environment for future generations
The more green spaces we have the more resilient we will be to the climate crisis.
To retain what wonderful wild spaces we already have, and to encourage further development to incorporate nature. To show big business that it's profitable, and to show leaders that this is what people want.
I live in and around nature, yet in close proximity to all the services I need. It’s a wonderful feeling, and it’d be lovely for as many Adelaideans as possible to experience this.
Our climate urges us to be pro-active and adapt in any way we can to the increasingly challenging weather conditions faced by all humans, well ahead of other cities.
Adelaide is a vibrant and environmentally friendly city.
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
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.
We must get cracking on taking action to minimise the impacts climate change will have on the way we live.
It is a green city and should remain one.
Adelaide has always been greener and more peaceful than other cities. We should enhance what we have and be a point of difference to other cities around the world.
To protect & extend the parklands. Because of climate change, because it is morally right, because we are so lucky in Adelaide to not already overdeveloped; to stop all the ugly, plastic looking, grossly way too high, property development in the beautiful city. And to stop it looking like Churchill Road-what a trashy looking road that has been developed into. We need something positive & healthy & inspirational (no more fake news) to look forward too - you could make money out of this; but please don’t become greedy with it, please do it with the right heart & mind
Adelaide is already a beautiful city that has been well integrated into nature. But this doesn’t mean we can’t improve and becoming a National Park City will encourage us to strike even higher!
To ensure that the beauty of this city and it's natural environment is sustained for future generations.
Making Adelaide a National Park City reframes the way nature has been formally prioritised as part of our urban space but it also serves as a call to celebrate and value the more unexpected or overlooked moments and spaces where we encounter nature in the city.
Enhance visitation to our public green spaces with protected and or restored multi canopied native vegetation plantings that will support biodiversity (plants and animals), provide nature based recreational opportunities while also mitigating the impacts of climate change.
Because we need to preserve our environment and make sure Adelaide’s flora and fauna are protected.
To pass on a green sustainable climate-resilient city to benefit the flora and fauna but also to connect our children's children's children inheriting their own piece of a green nourished earth.
It will create healthier opportunities for young people.
Cities around the world are now seeing trees as a critical part of urban infrastructure. Currently, Adelaide has some of the lowest level of tree canopy coverage of any major city in Australia. We can and must do better.
We have an amazing opportunity to position ourselves as not only the renewable state but the carbon negative state.
How can green, and building our green footprint, ever be a bad thing? Adelaide - you got this!
Biodiversity in both species and plants is fostered by our parks and gardens. A healthy environment fosters a healthy community.
To maintain the gorgeous parklands!
There aren’t enough trees, and there is too much pollution.
What a wonderful way to build on the environmental assets we already have in and around Adelaide. This proposal will create a point of difference with other major cities, which hopefully can be harnessed to drive economic benefits for our State as well.
Surely its obvious. Why do have to justify what is blatant common sense?
Adelaide is surrounded by parks and has the lovely Torrens River. It is a beautiful city with great weather all year round. It's truly a wonderful city with a national park vibe.
We can be at the forefront of sustainability, revegetation and marine environmental protection. We taught the country the effectiveness of return for deposit recycling. Here is another opportunity to engage our community in projects that protect and renew our natural environmental heritage, & encourage people to interact with and enjoy our environment with care.
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.
Because human beings and all other critters thrive in a green environment. We are part of nature and should embrace it.
More trees on verges
Developers required to replace greenery bulldozed
We have an abundance of beautiful flora and fauna and we can always do more as custodians to protect and celebrate it.
To give future generations a cleaner and greener environment in which to live in. Making Adelaide an even more attractive city to reside in.
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
To recognise Adelaide’s green beauty and to protect and expand nature for future generations.
Why wouldn’t Adelaide be a park city?!? Too many good reasons.
Help the community enjoy the peace, active lifestyle and nature. Also having strong connection to helping the environment and wildlife will strengthen Adelaide.
It would make the city so much more beautiful, help the environment, create consciousness towards climate and attract more people, which will be good for the economy as well
Adelaide is designed as a garden city and we should take every opportunity to protect it and enhance it.
I would like to contribute through conducting research in collaboration with all stakeholders involved in this journey.
I personally love walking through the beauty that is our city parklands and gardens. Let’s show it off to the world!
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.
As urban infill continues and the average backyard gets smaller, it'd be great for a greater focus on nature and liveability in our shared spaces.
Just believe in the circle of parklands surrounding the city centre. The preservation of the hills face is a wonderful legacy
I would hope that being a National Park city, Adelaide's green spaces will be protected from further degradation and destruction. Preserving these natural and historic spaces is necessary not only for their beauty, but also for the the earth's health, and for the enjoyment of future generations.
Adelaide is a beautiful, healthy city and much of it's history is evidenced by it's long established trees, parks and reserves. As the city expands and property sizes shrink I am concerned about the impact this has on the overall health of the city, animal life, families and our ability to engage with nature.
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.
It has so much potential to be an awesome national park city, given our green belt is already established and protected. This would be so good for our climate, and would be a leading example of how it can be done so well
It will be necessary for humans and nature to be in synergy in the future.
We need to breathe. We need to create a micro climate that supports cooler and wetter Adelaide. Green and outdoors promotes better mental health, social connections and is so much more beautiful than the concrete jungle.
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.
To improve the wellbeing and quality of life for all residents. To provide space and beauty to breathe, hear birds, not traffic, and be calm. To support wildlife in a time where it is under the greatest stress it has had to face.
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.
I regularly visit the Belair National Park a great SA resource. More such areas just have to be the way to go. I would like access through the parks to be more multi path so the bikes and walkers can enjoy similar tracks in separate lanes making it a safer environment.
For the health of our local ecosystems, the future of our planet and the mental wellbeing of all people.
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.
If Adelaide was a National Park city it would be a wonderful place to live, even better than it is now, enabling families and individuals to enjoy nature every day.
All the reasons mentioned above. Its so important to preserve the environment.
Everyone's lives are enhanced by green spaces and connection to nature.
Parks are important for everyone’s mental health whether they realise it or not.
Research shows that nature improves people's mental health and acts as a buffer to climate change.
Cooler in the summer is all I had to read - green spaces a good for all of us
Adelaide is so unique in its planned green spaces and extending into the suburbs, including garden city style open space provision, which should be protected and developed in a way that enhances its character and function to the community and visitors alike.
Grow! Grow plants, trees, flowers. Attract native wildlife back.
So that people from all suburbs can enjoy the wonder of nature!
You have to start somewhere and I believe all new developments should have a zero carbon footprint which is ongoing with green spaces
We need more National Park Cities to create positive relationships with nature and each other.
The health benefits, both physical and psychological of having green spaces ... trees and plants and wildlife is unsurpassed! We have the parklands surrounding the CBD which are an untapped natural resource. Let's green them. Many suburbs also have small parks which could do with adding more greenery. Let's go for it!!
We are already leading the world with renewable energy and having a clean, green environment and being a National Park City is something we could all be very proud of. Our future generations will thank us.
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.
Adelaide Metro area
It is essential that we have open spaces, trees, gardens and sustainable, climate appropriate, energy efficient homes, with space and privacy for all residents - Housing Trust Tenants Association.
For the health and well-being of the citizens of Adelaide, environmental responsibility, to help safeguard the plants and animals in the area and because it's the intelligent way forward!
To show the world that we are connected to nature and we care about nature.
I want to be at one with the earth. I want to be proud to leave in a place that can find a great balance
I want to enjoy my dog walks with more birds and plants and butterflies around me.
The importance of nature and natural experiences in promoting wellness is well known through the "Biophilia Hypothesis". If we take care of nature it will take care of us and this initiative is an excellent starting point.
Climate change resiliencethrough and increase in
Support equitable access to nature for all Adelaidian's.
It gives us a more mindful connection with the land and its importance to our physical and psychological wellbeing, so we can develop our communities and economy in ways that uphold this
We have the spectacular surrounding parklands and William Light’s clever positioning of our city according to aesthetic as well as climate considerations - this is a unique and special combination to be celebrated and promoted! Love Adelaide.
Economic, environmental and social benefits.
A beautiful peaceful city. Plenty of greens and people are loving and peaceful.
It is ideally situated between coast, hills and plains and can offer city dwellers rare opportunities to bush walk and spend time in nature so benficial to our wellbeing . We could protect expand and inspire by focussing on these assets and safeguarding and expanding the benefits by forging stronger partnerships with First Nation People.
Fantastic for Adelaide, the benefits are so broad and this is so important for our future generations.
We should keep Adelaide a green city for future generations
International recognition will both help us better appreciate and spruik the benefits of the unique and extensive areas of parklands and other public spaces that are a core element of the layout, function and liveability of the city, as well as to help guide the future discussions and decisions about how best to maximize the benefits of these resources as part of an increasingly urbanised society. Such recognition should form an enhanced basis for how to realise the potential of these wonderful assets for the ever changing needs of those who live, work and visit, and assist in supporting efforts to improve the quality of habitats for our flora and fauna.
For the health and well being of Adelaide's earliest residents - the fauna and flora - and to provide people with benefits and opportunities that natural environments bring - beauty, wonder, coolth and fresh air.
Because we have led the world in environmental initiatives and conservation, and our city has the world class parklands and open spaces.
Because it's surrounded by parklands and has community keen to keep it green, clean with habitats for its native flora and fauna. We need be a local park city to allow legislation to stop inappropriate development.