Victoria gains more public green space
Those seeking residential property in Australia often have a list of non-negotiable requirements that must be met before signing on the dotted line.
First time buyers with children may require a home that is located near schools and family services. Often a primary concern for parents and kids alike is having access to nearby recreational parks and green space.
Families in Victoria may therefore be happy to hear about a recent decision by the government to add 10,000 hectares to state parks.
The Parks and Crown Land Legislation Amendment Bill 2011 was proposed in October of last year as part of a wider commitment to protect the environment and just recently passed parliament.
Minister for environment and climate change Ryan Smith reported that the state aims to enhance Victoria's parkland and reserves with measures like this and acknowledged local contribution to the decision.
"All of the changes that will now be enacted by the passing of this bill have come about because we listened to feedback from communities and have acted."