Two proposed City of Winnipeg long term planning documents will diminish public parks and golf lands by encouraging development on these spaces.
The planning documents OurWinnipeg 2045 and Complete Communities are supposed to be the vision and plan for Winnipeg until 2045, but they lack adequate protection of public green spaces and promote development on these green spaces that include city parks, public golf courses and nature parks.
Another attack on green space is the Repurposing Study of public golf courses that is to recommend repurposing up to 30% of these golf lands for development, including potential sale for housing.
All this at a time when the need to reconnect with nature is at an all-time high. The city of Winnipeg is below the national average for urban greenspace area.
This petition is to show City Council that the citizens of Winnipeg demand more greenspace, not less, and to push for changes to these planning documents that will put a focus on preventing development of our greenspace.