DRAFT OPEN SPACE POLICY 2016

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This policy will be used to assess all development applications for planning permission pertaining to open space development, allocation and distribution in the NCD and will ensure that:
  • Planning provides for enough public open spaces and equitable distribution and management of open spaces within NCD;
  • An appropriate amount of public open spaces, Sports and Recreational Park is provided to contribute towards the recreational and social needs of the community in appropriate locations in NCD;
  • Existing open spaces and sites identified for future open space provision are protected and retained;
  • Open spaces are provided as an integral part of new residential development and that appropriate arrangements are made for their management and maintenance;
  • New open space areas and sporting facilities are convenient and accessible for all groups of people in the city, particularly children, youths, elderly and disabilities;
  • New provision of open space areas and sporting facilities is in keeping with the principles of environmental conservation and help sustain and enhance urban biodiversity;
  • Achieve attractive and good standards of seating, design and landscaping for existing and new open space areas and sporting facilities; and,
  • Promote and encourage tourism in Port Moresby.

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