Sydney is transforming its urban green spaces - now is the time to explore them
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Sydney has always been a city well known for its beautiful parks and green spaces, with an impressive 188 hectares of parkland and a legacy of celebrated parks. But with the development of new urban green spaces, the city will be taking its green footprint to new heights. Sydney’s green urban developments are transforming old industrial sites in the city into vibrant, communal areas that everyone can enjoy. For example, the Barangaroo reserve was an old concrete container wharf, and is now an award-winning urban green space, providing six hectares of native parkland for people to take walks, picnic, cycle and so on. Craig van der Laan, the Chief Executive of the Barangaroo Delivery Authority, says that green spaces are vital to the city, and, “exceptionally-designed urban green spaces provide opportunities to reconnect with nature in the heart of a bustling city.” We couldn’t agree more. These are just a few of Sydney’s must-see urban green spaces: 1. Central Park These towering vertical gardens are a sight to see if you’re visiting Sydney. The breathtaking urban jungle wraps around the facades of two buildings with more than 38,000 native and exotic plants. Below the vertical gardens is the equally impressive new Chippendale green. The green is a new public space in the heart of the city which has free BBQs, cascading fountains and lush lawns with trees to relax under. 2. The Goods Line
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