Sydney’s ‘haves and have-nots’ - poor access to green space in LGAs of concern


by Josh Nicholas

12 September 2021


Guardian Australia has previously found these areas have high numbers of essential workers and a disproportionately low number of people who can work from home.


“Covid is a magnifier of inequity across cities and [is] really widening the gap between the haves and the have-nots,” RMIT Assoc Prof Melanie Davern says.


“You can see this in terms of occupations, essential working distributions, ability to work remotely, casualisation of the workforce – ie can’t afford not to go to work – decreased access to public open space and reduced liveability in local 5km neighbourhoods.”



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