The NSW Government has given the green light for the release of the Bayside West 2036 Plan, which sets out strategic land use and infrastructure planning for the transformation of the Arncliffe, Banksia and Cooks Cove Precincts of Sydney.
Minister for Planning and Housing, Anthony Roberts, said the finalisation of the Bayside West Plan was a big step forward for the rejuvenation of the Bayside West area.
“We have listened to the community and by working alongside local council, we are delivering what the community wants and what the area needs," Mr Roberts said.
"The renewal of Banksia and Arncliffe will deliver well-planned town centres with an expansion of retail areas around the railway stations providing an easy way for residents to do their shopping as they commute to work.
“This will add vibrancy and life to the area and allow more opportunity for people to live in the town centre with easy transport connections.
“The 2036 Plan will deliver a new 7,000 square-metre park - a short walk from Arncliffe town centre - a vibrant Princes Highway corridor with more jobs, retail space and trees, and upgrades to existing parks.
“Banksia and Arncliffe will soon see improvements to walkways and cycleways to ensure residents will have easy access to public transport, local cafes and restaurants, as well as open space and new parkland.
“A Green Plan will guide planning and design of open space and tree canopy in Arncliffe and Banksia”.
Mr Roberts said nearby Cooks Cove would see improvements to pedestrian and cycling connections, which would enable residents to enjoy better access to the riverfront and key recreation areas such as the Landing Lights wetland area.
“Arncliffe and Banksia will enjoy upgrades to two parks and a revamp of the Arncliffe Town Centre thanks to a $10 million funding boost from the NSW Government’s Precinct Support Scheme, including up to $4.5 million towards upgrading Arncliffe Park and $2.5 million for Gardiner Park improvements”.
To speed up the process and deliver the benefits of the 2036 Plan, Mr Roberts also announced that Bayside Council would receive $2.5 million in funding to help update its Local Environment Plan (LEP).
“Bayside Council knows the area and this funding will ensure the local plans are aligned to our shared vision for a vibrant, liveable and sustainable community,” Mr Roberts said.
The rezoning of Banksia and Arncliffe will also be released shortly and is expected to provide thousands of new homes by 2036 through the Princes Highway corridor revitalisation and numerous jobs with the expansion of the town centres.
Artist impressions of the planned development are available here.
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