More than 2,000 members of the community had their say on the revised strategy to revitalise the 11 station precincts from Sydenham to Bankstown. The Department of Planning and Environment undertook a widespread community engagement program encouraging people to give feedback on the strategy. More than 600 people turned up to a number of information sessions that were held along the corridor.
“We’re really appreciative so many locals came out and shared their views on the revised plan and asked questions of our expert planners about the 20-year vision for this corridor along the proposed Metro train line,” said Brendan Nelson, Deputy Secretary, Growth, Design and Programs.
“Community feedback is vital. Residents are the experts in their neighbourhood and their feedback helps shape the future of their area. In addition to the community sessions, we had about 930 respondents to the online survey.”
The revised strategy is a vision for renewing the town centres around the stations with new homes, shops and businesses. The plan responds to the local community’s views and concerns about the loss of local character, the need for good design, quality open space and community facilities. “The strategy has been devised so the community can benefit from orderly planning, rather than ad-hoc development,” he said.
The plan for the corridor provides a coordinated approach to delivering more homes and the essential infrastructure needed to support growing communities, while keeping the local character of each area.
The Department’s engagement plan included:
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