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The City of Canterbury Bankstown has today announced it will become Greater Sydney’s premier cultural, health, education and lifestyle hub.
The vision for the City, which is destined to have 500,000 residents and 155,000 workers by 2036 was revealed in a 3D flythrough animation video, during a luncheon at Bankstown Sports Club.
Council also unveiled its proposed new draft master plans for the Campsie and Bankstown town centres, as well as its draft Economic Development Strategy and draft Night Time Economy Action Plan.
Mayor Khal Asfour said the master plans will create places that the community can be proud of.
“Bankstown will be growing into a more jobs-focussed centre, capitalising on the new metro, a 22-storey university and new planned hospital,” Mayor Asfour said.
“While, the Campsie master plan will focus on reconnecting the town centre to the Cooks River, providing more employment-uses close to the hospital and reinforcing the character of Beamish Street.
“These plans will also see that future residential development will have a strong focus on environmental sustainability and smart technology, including compulsory rooftop solar panels and the banning of gas appliances.
“We want to encourage investment in our precincts and create jobs. It’s all about creating opportunities to enable people to work and live within close proximity.”
Mayor Asfour said Canterbury-Bankstown was leading the way when it came to sustainable development.
“From my understanding, no other Council is doing what we are doing in this space and I predict other Councils will follow suit.”
The vision and directions of the master plans set a bold ambition for both centres to deliver:
The draft Economic Development Strategy and Night Time Economy Action Plans showcase how this will go and also create a City that is renowned for its vibrancy, culture, opportunity, safety and centrality – a go-to City for work, living and memorable experiences.
Currently, CBCity has the eighth largest economy in NSW.
“Our strategic location, right in the centre of Greater Sydney, platforms us as being the region’s premier entrepreneurial City,” Mayor Asfour said.
“CBCity has the second highest number of registered businesses in the state, and we envision vast opportunities as these numbers increase both in real terms and in the number of people they employ.
“This growth also offers enormous opportunity for social change for young people, migrants and refugees.”
For more information, and to see the 3D animation, visit cb.city/PlaceOfOpportunity
19/03/2021 3:00 PM