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340,000 Melburnians have little or no parkland within 5km of their home – The Conversation AU

Melbourne’s stage 4 lockdown forbids residents travelling more than 5km from home during their daily hour of exercise. Fine for those in leafy suburbs, but not for those with less greenery nearby.



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Under the stage 4 restrictions enforced throughout metropolitan Melbourne, residents can exercise for one hour each day, within five kilometres of their home.
While such restrictions are necessary to reduce the spread of COVID-19, they can potentially harm peoples physical and mental well-being.
Parks are great for exercising, getting fresh air, and getting close to nature, all of which boost our physical and mental health.
Unfortunately, some Melburnians have little or no access to parkla…

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