The Department of Planning and Environment would like to hear the community’s views on how to spend $10 million to help shape the final vision for revitalising the Bayside West Precinct in Sydney’s south.
The Department is working with Bayside Council to develop a new vision for Arncliffe, Banksia, Cooks Cove and the Princes Highway with draft plans for the Bayside West Precincts that will help guide development over the next two decades. The draft plans are now on exhibition until 28 February 2017.
The draft plans include new homes close to transport, community facilities, shops, businesses, new pedestrian and cycling infrastructure, new local parks and sections of the Princes Highway being transformed into tree-lined boulevards.
New homes are expected to be built over the next 20 years with potential for 4,100 new dwellings at Arncliffe and 1,000 at Banksia. Up to 5,000 new dwellings are being investigated at Cooks Cove.
“The Department of Planning and Environment has allocated approximately $10 million for local infrastructure upgrades in Arncliffe and Banksia and we would love to hear the community’s views on how this should be spent,” a Department spokesperson said.
“This could include upgrades to roads, improvements to local parks and new cycleways.
“The local community has been involved early in the planning process, with nearly 600 residents already taking part in a survey about what they like in their area, and what could be improved in coming years.”
There will be a facilitated workshop at Rockdale Town Hall, 448 Princes Highway, Rockdale, on Thursday 23 February from 6pm-8pm to hear from the community how you would like the precinct funding to be spent.
Places are limited so please RSVP via https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/bayside-west-precincts-priority-precinct-support-scheme-workshop-tickets-31407080423 to reserve a seat.
The Department is also holding community information sessions in February with project staff from the Department available to answer questions about the draft plans.
The drop-in information sessions will be held at Discovery Markets, 8 Brodie Spark Drive, Wolli Creek on Saturday 4 February between 9am and 12pm, and Bayside Council - Rockdale Library, 444-446 Princes Highway, Rockdale, on Monday 13 February from 4pm to 7pm.
Once community feedback is received, the Department of Planning and Environment will finalise the detailed vision.
For more information visit www.planning.nsw.gov.au/baysidewest.
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