Adelaide has a ring of parklands with a wide biodiversity. It is a beautiful city to live in and this proposal will support the natural environment.
Green spaces and nature create an opportunity for mindfulness, connection to the earth and much needed time away from a technology driven society. The decrease in mental health, well-being and contentment will continue in its downward trajectory if we don’t invest not only in mental health awareness, treatment and support, but also create a healthier environment in which to live.
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...
Lets work together to improve our urban Tree Canopy and biodiversity. We have a long way to go and a lot of education needed to stop ongoing canopy destruction through urban infill. We can have both with better design and a willingness from residents and developers to retain existing trees.
Adelaide already has so much to offer from an environmental and nature point of view, in how accessible nature is for its residents. Becoming a National Park City will help cement and grow this notion, for its residents to enjoy and obtain the health benefits that nature provides.
With urban infill and higher density housing ever increasing it is now more important than ever to maintain and increase our green spaces and connection to the environment.
Because people benefit from nature
Nature is essential for so many reasons, it doesn't just create beautiful spaces but it also improves human health, enhances and supports biodiversity, and absorbs pollution whilst also helping decrease contribution to climate change. The scientific research clearly demonstrates the need for taking nature more seriously and to rapidly increase areas with diverse fauna and flora for the sake of our futures.
Because the climate and environment matters
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.
Why not? We live in a city where we have this wonderful opportunity to make a difference and show the world that Adelaide (Australia) is listening. So let's do this for our planet; let's be the change we know we can be!
A brilliant initiative that will create a more resilient and educated community on the health and wellbeing benefits from natural habitat restoration.
We are lucky enough to live in and around a beautiful city - one that is green, accessible, clean and surrounded by some of the most spectacular natural environments and wine-making regions in the world - and all on our doorstep. It is incumbent on us to protect, respect and preserve this place we share and call home and this NPC journey is one step towards honoring that duty and ensuring that Adelaide remains the same livable gem tomorrow, as it is today.
Green spaces and national parks are very important - Adelaide as an official national park city is a wonderful idea.
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.
We are part of the amazing web of life and we can do so much more to support our fellow creatures......
More trees, more green, makes a better, happier place to live for everyone including birds and animals. Plus it helps keep the city cooler andcthe air cleaner.
I'm a country kid living in the city as a 60yo
Every time my friends and family visit from overseas or interstate they can not believe the beauty we have at our doorstep. Keep the habitat health and our mental health and wellness will only continue to improve. Always take the time to stop and see nature in all its forms.
This will support our city to be greener, healthier, wilder and a fairer place to live.
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.
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.
To protect the green fields from infill development.
It would make it much nicer to live in, provide clean air, and natural cooling.
Adelaide should become a National Park City to reflect our support for parks and open spaces. Many volunteers (Trees for Life, Friends of the Parks) give their time to restore and create beautiful natural spaces. Let’s tell the world of our ongoing commitment to protecting and restoring our flora and fauna.
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.
Adelaide has iconic parklands surrounding the city and North Adelaide that are fully accessible to the whole community. In addition there are many green open spaces throughout the metropolitan area that are well maintained and enhance everyone’s standard of living.
To support our environment and make it beautiful and clean
Great for mental health, working in a National Park City should help productivity levels.
Bettering our relationship with mother nature and local ecosystems will benefit us, our mental wellbeing, the future of our planet and the generations to come!
We need to do everything we can to encourage wildlife to thrive in Adelaide and to combat climate change.
Aside from the brilliance of becoming a green initiative leader, in a time were Australia is lagging in this global shift, there are also economic advantages.
National Parks can attract more tourism, particularly with the unique indigenous flora and fauna Australia has to offer. It is likely to place Adelaide more prominently on the international stage.
It would contribute to the current campaign of 'Adelaide, the most livable city.'
The jobs and or income for supporting businesses could increase.
It would be brilliant if we could also engage traditional land owners to conduct traditional land management techniques. This could be beneficial for the land, indigenous communities and closing the gap. For those that are financially driven, this is a cost effective solution, as we would be paying for a service which also serves as a recognition and cultural connector.
To continue pushing itself forward as one of the worlds most lovable and livable cities.
More native flora and fauna, more wetlands, more shade trees, more beauty - what’s not to like?
We live in a wonderful city, let’s make it perfect and bring nature closer to our doorstep and lead the country in becoming the most lovable city.
In order to maintain the most liveable city status of Adelaide. In addition, if Adelaide becomes a National Park City, we will be contributing to a more sustainable future for residents.
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.
Adelaide has fantastic shared public gardens and beautiful home gardens that protect us from extreme heat. We need to protect the greenscapes even more now with infill. We are so lucky currently but we need to protect.
Cleanest and greenest city!
Protect the surviving wild life, plants, living things.
Love the versatility of the parks, the massive nature of them and the vibe of the community as they bring their families and dogs to walk, jog, and bike the parks. The extensive trails and excellent maintenance keep the parks beautiful and blooming year round.
Green spaces are cooler in every way - we need more of them. This is a great opportunity to build on what we have and create something amazing for our kids.
We already have a unique ring of music net city Parklands which need protecting
Colonel light gardens
Adelaide is already a garden city and this is the next step in improving Adelaide further and making Adelaide a destination city
We need to ensure that Adelaide stays liveable despite the ravages of climate change. This is the best way to do that.
It's a great idea. The more we can reestablish natural places and nurture them within our metropolitan areas the more resilient, sustainable and healthy our communities will be.
Becoming a National Park City will preserve and enhance the unique character that Adelaide already has with thriving urban biodiversity
To protect biodiversity, connect people to nature, make the city a more pleasant place to live, work and play and bring the wellbeing benefits from green spaces to everyone.
Adelaide needs to change back to Tarndarnyangga thenhonour the Kaurna people by healing the land and our future generations.
Because it's the best city in the world to live in, surrounded by parkland. 🥰
Wonderful clean city with numerous parks most within easy access of the Adelaide residents, creating fresh air, room for sporting activities, social events and habitat for wide range of native flora and fauna. So many parks in and around Adelaide cool our city and ease traffic congestion by offering safe and easy bicycle and scooter paths and making life in this city so desirable.
I think it is a wonderful plan for Adelaide to be actively promoted as a place where nature is part of everyone's lives. I look forward to greater Adelaide being a greener, healthier and wilder city, and a place where people take action to be better connected with the environment.
Wonderful lifestyle and climate proofing our city for our children and grandchildren.
It's not for me but those that follow me!!!
We are losing too many trees to urban infill!
The only way to have a future is to make it a green and sustainable future.
It’s absolutely critical for the environment! It’s time to stop talking and start doing and politicians better get out of the way!
Adelaide is the home of many environmentally conscious people. We can do this successfully.
Important for future health and well-being of humans and animals
More trees mean more oxygen.
Adelaide Parklands are a unique treasure and the contribution they make to climate change and ensuring a friendly environment for all is key to a civil and supportive society. Susan
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.
For the long term health and wellbeing of all inhabitants of Adelaide.
We have a basis of claim such as few other cities can hope for. Our parklands are central to our identity. Let's build on this inheritance.
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.
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.
It would improve the city enormously and Adelaide has the potential to be a world leader as a city incorporating nature
The environment is our future. We need it to be protected for future generations to enjoy. Us humans are only visitors on planet Earth and we have almost damaged it beyond repair. The smaller our Adelaide footprint is the better.
Our future depends on initiatives like this
We've taken too much. Environmental health requires biodiversity and greening.
To protect our environment for generations to come
Mental health benefits of green space, natural cooling,carbon capture, water holding capacity of soil, boosting bird numbers in built environments.
Further greening of Adelaide will increase beauty, improve air quality and help to cool the city as the climate warms.
Because it is great for the environment and all that live or visit here
To cool the city for the future and promote biodiversity awareness
Our open green spaces are one of the things that make us one of the world's most liveable cities.
Colonel Light Gardens
It’s a nicer place to live in a greener community. Provides social economic and environmental benefits for everyone
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.
Connection to nature is very important for a number of reasons including mental health and physical health, as well as fostering a pathway for people to care more about the health of the environment and help change things to improve the environment for the future of the planet
Adelaide is a glorious city - not too big, not too small, just right! The Botantic Gardens and green spaces around the city are beautiful and enrich your sole. I’m 100% behind our bid to become a National Park City and encourage everyone to sign up.
Interactive native spaces, urban food spaces, urban farms or community gardens
To be officially recognised as a National Park City will hopefully encourage more people to recognise the benefits of a sustainable, accessible environment.
We need to show that we care for the environment and that there is an alternative to excessive use of coal, oil and gas.
For the physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing for all those who choose to make Adelaide their home. It's a basic human right to feel safe and secure, and creating more natural spaces is a way to connect humans with their surroundings. Everyone deserves access to nature!
So that we can share our space with the plants and wildlife that belong here, and make our own lives more sustainable.
It's a fantastic opportunity to showcase the natural environment Adelaide already has, but also to develop it further for the future.
With temperatures in Adelaide expected to climb up to 50 degrees in the summer, laws to protect Adelaide's existing carbon sink (specifically the Adelaide Hills ecosystem) is necessary. Draconian laws giving mining companies license to fell our great gums (our lungs), carve up our hills (our rain maker) and use our precious water for free (our evaporative cooler) do not match this goal of becoming a National Park City.
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Adelaide is already a place with green spaces and it should remain so and develop more. Connecting with nature maintains our mental health.
Because I believe a greener city will promote an active lifestyle for many especially those who live in the city as they are not close to the beach broadwalk, etc.
Adelaide is surrounded by wild and natural beauty. Original city design preserved a parklands surround. Our connection to nature as we organise our society going forward is so important for the health and wellbeing of all resident citizens and visitors alike. It’s natural.
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.
This concept fits well with making Adelaide greener and cooler. To have these ideas at the forefront of planning could only be a benefit for our community. I love living in Adelaide.
Adelaide has long been a city of parks & open spaces. If living in a pandemic & climate change has taught us anything, it should be teaching us how valuable our green & open spaces are - to us, our mental & physical well-being, to the habitats of other animals, plant life, life balance, connection to country & the environment. Kaurna land is such a great place to ‘lead the way’.
Mitigate climate change effects, beautify and make it a more liveable city.