Open space land is set aside for public recreation and can include recreation parks and playgrounds, sports fields and courts and green corridors with pathways or trails. Open spaces are significant public assets that contribute to liveable and sustainable communities. Open spaces provide social, health, economic and environmental benefits to individuals and to the community. 

Alice Springs Town Council is currently developing an Open Space Network Master Plan. The focus of the Master Plan is recreation (not organised sport). The Network Master Plan will provide a shared and clearly defined vision for the improvement of open space within the Alice Springs Town Council.

The Network Master Plan is a community document and will be developed in conjunction with ROSS Planning. As such, your input is critical to create an accurate snapshot and a basis for developing recommendations for the future. 

While filling in this survey, we encourage you to tell us about what you currently enjoy and appreciate about open spaces in Alice Springs and also tell us how they can be enhanced and improved. Share your big ideas with us! The survey is open until Friday 11th November.

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* 1. Which area of the Alice Springs Town Council Area do you live in?

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* 2. Do you participate in any recreation activities (other than organised sport)?

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* 3. At which open spaces or outdoor facilities do you recreate? Please select all those that apply.

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* 4. Thinking about open space generally, on average, how often do you visit?

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* 5. Which parks in Alice Springs Town Council Area do you and your family enjoy?

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* 6. What is your favourite open space/park within the Alice Springs area? Please detail below, including why this is your favourite.

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* 7. What open space/park would you upgrade within the Alice Springs area? Please detail below, including what you would like to see.

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* 8. Are there any open spaces/parks that you believe are unnecessary due to low usage, safety concerns, better park close by, poor location, etc? Please detail below and include the reasons why.

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* 9. Would you support the divestment (sale or re-purpose) of some parks and open spaces to fund the development of other open spaces to a higher quality? 

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* 10. Out of 5, 1 being not very important, 5 being very important, how important is open space (playgrounds, skateparks, picnic facilities, etc.) to you and your family?

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* 11. What do you value about open space within the Alice Springs Town Council area? Please tick all that apply

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* 12. Have you experienced any barriers to using open space within the Alice Springs Town Council Area? Please tick all that apply

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* 13. Out of 5, 1 being poor , 5 being great, how would you rate the overall quality of open space opportunities in the area?

  1 (Very poor) 2 3 4 5 (Great) Don't know
Lake/rivers/creeks areas
Playgrounds
Skate parks
Natural bushland parks
Places to relax and socialise
Activities for youth
Activities for seniors
Low cost/free physical activities/programs
Botanic gardens

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* 14. If you were in charge of the Alice Springs Town Council, what would be your TOP THREE open space priorities that you would fund over the next 10 years?

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* 15. Do you have any other comments or concerns about open space within the Alice Springs Town Council area? If yes, please specify.

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* 16. What is your age group?

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* 17. If you would like to be kept informed of the progress of the Open Space Network Master Plan, please leave your name and either email address or postal address in the spaces below.

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