Green Space Alliance

Improving health, wellbeing and liveability by using innovative water and urban planning solutions

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The Greenspace Alliance was formed in 2014 as an informal industry group to provide a united voice on green space issues to the Western Australian Government, the GSA has matured into a representative alliance with the following vision: “To live in a community that values green spaces at its core, which deliver benefits to everyone through improved health, wellbeing and liveability by using innovative water and urban planning solutions.”

In light of concerns regarding the future of natural green space for Perth and surrounds, a group of horticulture industry members and aligned bodies from Western Australia formed the Green Space Alliance . GSA members include the following; Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA), Australian Institute of Horticulture (AIH), City of Belmont, Landscape Industry Assn WA (LIAWA), Grey Water Industry Group (GWIG), Horticultural Media Association WA (HMA WA),  Nursery and Garden Industry Assn WA (NGIAWA), Parks and Leisure Assn WA (PLAWA), Sports Turf Assn (WA) (STA (WA)), Perth NRM, Tree Guild WA and Turf Growers Association WA (TGAWA)

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Vision

“To live in a community that values green spaces at its core, which deliver benefits to everyone through improved health, wellbeing and liveability by using innovative water and urban planning solutions.”

“All Western Australians have access to high quality green space – through advocacy, collaboration and awareness of relevant issues (water, location and quantity). 

The Green Space Alliance (GSA) aims to ensure all Western Australians have access to quality green space through advocacy, collaboration and awareness of relevant issues; water, location and quality. 

Perth’s vibrant green spaces are crucial to our health and way of life however they are at risk of being lost by being increasingly threatened from urbanization and degradation. The continued growth of Perth’s metropolitan footprint places great pressure on land space and water resources, and as a result the provision of adequate green space has become a major challenge.

The Green Space Alliance (GSA), a group of Western Australian amenity horticulture industry bodies and aligned organisations, are working together to promote the benefits of green space in all its forms, including parks and recreational reserves, civic spaces, residential gardens and the urban forest more broadly.

The GSA believe Perth has reached a critical point in time where action must be taken to protect existing and future green space availability and have recently launched a discussion paper and position statement entitled ‘Improving Urban Liveability’.

The GSA seeks to advocate to key decision makers and stakeholders for policy reform which will deliver healthy and resilient communities.

Cudo’s to the City of Brisbane, Queenland, Australia! The south bank area of the city has been beautifully designed to enhance inner city living, and tourism. The old indigenous trees are a centre of focus, with beautifully modulated and well used lawn areas, a community garden, play areas, water features, an amazing bougainvillea arbour that stretches for at least 500 metres or more, a variety of plants and trees to die for, and native species galore. This area is a credit to those who designed and now maintain this paradise in the city. It’s a beautiful example of planning with both community and biodiversity in mind. Well done South Brisbane, Queensland. Very inspiring indeed. @top fans ArbWest AILA WA Nursery & Garden Industry of WA WATCA – WA Tree Canopy Advocates Turf Growers Association Western Australia Sports Turf Association – WA Turf Australia Perth NRM Preserve East Subiaco Reserve Friends of Mt Claremont Fields The Vines Residents and Ratepayers Association Inc JUDA – Build Better Burbs Dawn Jecks – City of Rockingham Councillor City of Perth Remembering Glen Iris Golf Course Australian Institute of Landscape Architects – AILA Australian Institute of Horticulture Inc. Therapeutic Horticulture Australia – THA Doctors for the Environment Australia Vets for Climate Action See MoreSee Less
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The Centre for Water and Spatial Science is researching tree health in Perth after our driest, warmest summer ever. They will measure the impact of the extreme conditions on our urban canopy using remote sensing tools, but they need help to verify the findings and are asking people gather on-ground data.Accordingly, would you mind sending this and the attached letter to the Green Space Alliance?Would be great to get as many people as we can behind the project so please also ask them to forward on to their networks as well.Thanks so much!@followers @top fans WATCA – WA Tree Canopy Advocates JUDA – Build Better Burbs The Vines Residents and Ratepayers Association Inc Perth is OK Turf Growers Association Western Australia Perth NRM LIAWA – Landscape Industries Association of WA AILA WA Preserve East Subiaco Reserve Save Perth Hills ArbWest Sports Turf Association – WA Nursery & Garden Industry of WA City of Rockingham – Local Government Dawn Jecks – City of Rockingham Councillor City of Stirling City of Cockburn City of Kalamunda City of Perth City of Armadale Rita Saffioti MLA Sabrina Hahn – Hort with Heart Sustainable Gardening Australia Perth Garden Festival All The Dirt – Gardening Podcast 6PR Gardening with Sue McDougall ABC Perth Roger Cook Remembering Glen Iris Golf Course Bayswater Tree Canopy Advocates Swan Tree Canopy Advocates(STCA) Melville Tree Canopy Advocates Cottesloe Tree Canopy Advocates (CottTCA) Cambridge Tree Canopy Advocates South Perth Tree Canopy Advocates City of Mandurah See MoreSee Less
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Greening Cities is a leading forum for urban greening professionals committed to reimagining our urban landscapes and making it happen; from current best practice to disruptive horticultural ideas. Greening Cities will ignite meaningful conversations to educate, inspire, and support attendees to get greening.Taking place on Tuesday 25 June and Wednesday 26 June across various locations around Melbourne, this two-day event is a mix of presentations, facilitated conversations, and a physical tour out the west of Melbourne to see a mixture of established and establishing sites, and soon-to-be-planted areas in new developments. An accompanying audio tour will be provided prior to the event for you to download to your smartphone.Greening Cities features presentations from esteemed leaders from across green sectors.Presenters, guides and facilitators this year include:• Belinda Bean – Greener Spaces Better Places• Dr Dom Blackham – Mosaic Insights• Naomi Barun – Australian Institute of Landscape Architects • Carl Soderlund – Cohort• Leanne Gillies – Fleming's Nurseries• Brenton Beggs – Urbis• Which Plant Where• Cecil Konijnendijk – University of British Columbia• John Rayner – Melbourne University/Rayner Landscape Consultants• David da Silva – Flemington Racecourse• Leigh Tolhurst – City of Wyndham • Merri-Bek City Council and City of Whitehorse – Resilient Plant Species Selection Working GroupAnd more to be announced…This year, we want to hear from you! In the weeks leading up to this year's event, share your burning questions in the green infrastructure space with us. Together, we'll address them, identify advocacy opportunities, and propose new project ideas as a group. We've developed four facilitated discussion groups, allowing attendees the chance to rotate between them.The topics include:• Green Infrastructure Strategy and Design• Plant and tree selection• Sourcing, establishment, and maintenance• Skills and education – a discipline challengeYour ticket includes:• Full catering, including breakfast on Tuesday 25 June• Guided bus tour of western suburbs councils and developments with expert-led audio commentary• Guided walking tour of Flemington Racecourse, exploring established and future green infrastructure projects• Complimentary showbag• Networking opportunities across the green infrastructure supply chainJoin us at Greening Cities, the premier forum for urban greening professionals, on 25 and 26 June. Engage in meaningful conversations, gain insights from esteemed leaders, and explore innovative green initiatives shaping our urban landscapes.Register today and be part of the movement towards greener cities.For groups of three or more, discounted tickets are available. Email events@ngiv.com.au for more information.www.ngiv.com.au/NGIV/Shared_Content/Events/Event_Display.aspx?EventKey=SPE250624 See MoreSee Less
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Family strolls in nature🌞Wishing everyone a wonderful day spent soaking up the beauty of the outdoors on this glorious autumn day. 🍂💐📸: Insta @veronicamcphail#ourwaparks #WAparksfoundation #nationalpark #WA #WesternAustralia #WAparks #WAnationalparks #justanotherdayinWA #mothersdayperth #mothersday2024 See MoreSee Less
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    Green Space Alliance Wins AIH award 2017

    AIH Inaugural Green Space Rural Award

    This nomination is for the Green Space Alliance (GSA) for their achievement over three years in the promotion more and better quality green space in Western Australia and for the improvement in livability of its citizens.

    Presented by Kim Morris FAIH RH.

    Accepted by Neville Passmore & Glenice Batchelor.