Adelaide is taking a significant step in its growing movement to become a more liveable and nature connected city, with the launch of a proposed Adelaide National Park City Charter.

As part of the application to become a National Park City a bespoke Charter must be created with the people of the city.

The new proposed Adelaide Charter has been created by Green Adelaide leading extensive consultation with many local leaders from environment, industry and government sectors, Kaurna Nation, and more than 1,200 community voices.

Green Adelaide Board Presiding Member Professor Chris Daniels said that community support is one of the five steps to become a National Park City, and this step is the heart and soul of this environmental and cultural movement.

“Becoming a National Park City is not just a fun title for Adelaide, it’s a people movement which will increase the liveability of our city. It’s about inspiring everyone to come together and work towards a shared vision for a nature connected lifestyle,” Professor Daniels said.

“We know that in doing that there are economic, environmental and wellbeing benefits for our city now as well as for future generations.

“We need people to sign the Adelaide National Park City Charter to help our city demonstrate support to the international governing body of the movement - the National Park City Foundation.

“Adelaide’s Charter is a customisation of the Universal Charter for National Park Cities which guides potential cities wanting to gain this unique title. Our Charter is special and world-first. It honours our Aboriginal culture, and focuses on our iconic Australian wildlife, and our action to mitigate climate change for future generations.

“An Adelaide National Park City will draw local, national and international awareness, focus and investment to become an even more liveable city."

A National Park City Charter is an agreement on a shared vision. South Australians are encouraged to sign the proposed Adelaide Charter and it will form part of Adelaide’s National Park City submission later this year.

Professor Daniels added that we have a lot to be proud of with Adelaide already recognised as the third most liveable city in the world.

"The status of Adelaide being recognised as a National Park City means enjoying all the conveniences of a metropolitan lifestyle, paired with looking after nature for our health and wellbeing," said Professor Daniels.

“It’s a place where we think about our city in a modern way. We can create more nature-friendly spaces, and design alternative spaces like green walls and green roofs.

“Everyone can create a city buzzing with nature from encouraging birdlife like majestic falcons and eagles, to creating a more butterfly friendly city to look after Adelaide’s 30 rare butterfly species, and working together to bring back iconic Adelaide mammals like the platypus to the River Torrens.

“An Adelaide National Park City is a place where wildlife has healthy habitat to live in, and so do we. We have a city where we feel good and enjoy our nature connected lifestyle."

Pledge your support for Adelaide to become the world’s second National Park City (after London) by signing the proposed Adelaide Charter at

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