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

The Covid-induced lockdown is amplifying disadvantage in areas already struggling from poor long-term health outcomes

The Sydney lockdown has exacerbated inequity in the areas hardest hit by Covid and this is being made worse by a lack of access to green space, according to Guardian analysis of data from the Australian Urban Observatory.

The local government areas of concern – which are under the heaviest lockdown restrictions – have some of the lowest access to public open space in greater Sydney. Data from the census also shows a high proportion of larger families in these LGAs, with many of them living in situations of severe overcrowding.

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