Community and consumer engagement project for the 202020 Vision

Visit the My Park Rules website

Visit the My Park Rules website

The 2015/16 financial year is the third year of the 202020 Vision (20V) Program.  The 20V Program is funded by the nursery industry marketing levy and is being managed by Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA).

The 20V activities proposed for year three are broken down into the following four work streams (WS):

1.            WS1 – Deliver the 20V Plan, complete 6 of the 28 projects within the Plan (Reference 20V Plan for further detail)

2.            WS2 – Maintain and improve the 20V program marketing and promotion infrastructure

3.            WS3 – Public Relations – Continue the conversation in media

4.            WS4 – Community / Consumer Engagement

The concept and output for WS4 has evolved into the “My Park Rules” project to be progressed as detailed below:

•             My Park Rules is a national competition, which aims to create opportunities for every child in Australia to access the amazing benefits of a well-designed green space.

•             We’re on a mission to ensure every school in Australia offers quality outdoor spaces for their community.  Community groups, scout halls and council-run childcare centres are also encouraged to enter.

•             It’s easy to enter!  Schools and community groups nominate their under-loved space and tell us why it would be great for the kids and community to have it re-imagined.

•             A jury of experts decides the finalists in each state / territory and teams them up with a Registered Landscape Architect to help them re-imagine, design and plan the best way to use the space. So every finalist gets a tailored design for their park! Our jury will select one national winner to have their park built with the support of the My Park Rules sponsors!

•             Over time, we will continue to connect communities with Landscape Architects, driving the creation of more quality green spaces, and engaging our networks to make sure every school has a park that rules!

My Park Rules is being run in conjunction with the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects who are making a significant contribution to the project with their partners.

The official media release can be accessed – HERE