Open Space

SGS Economics and Planning open space

Open spaces such as parks, playgrounds or public plazas are integral to how people feel about their local area.

Connecting communities to these facilities can help people feel healthier, happier and part of their community. Planning for new open space is often a challenge in metropolitan or regional centres where there has been significant population growth and where the supply of land is constrained.

We can help plan for this, through looking at funding options as well as ways to improve existing open spaces so they can support increased use and populations.

We look at providing open space from different perspectives – for example, funding and contribution options, the dedication of land during development, or the commercial potential of complementary uses.

We evaluate different development scenarios so that you understand the implications of their investment and develop business cases to justify expenditure on open space and recreation facilities.

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