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Today (Tuesday 12 September) will be the first chance for the community to have their say on Council’s Canterbury Road Corridor Review, which will be placed on public exhibition until Tuesday 24 October.
Administrator, Richard Colley, called for the review soon after he was appointed, when it became apparent the former Canterbury Council had approved developments that breached its own policies and strategies.
"A number of developments had been approved despite having excessive height and scale, which breached Council’s own planning instruments," Mr Colley said.
"The effect of this was adding more pressure to roads, schools, parks and community facilities than the former Canterbury Council had planned for."
In July this year, Mr Colley endorsed the exhibition of the Canterbury Road Corridor Review report, and encouraged community feedback on the document.
"The review was not only to help restore public confidence and trust in Council but to assure the general public that Council has a long-term vision for the corridor, which can be implemented fairly and consistently," Mr Colley said.
"The report includes 15 recommendations for the 8.6 kilometre stretch between Hurlstone Park and Punchbowl, and focuses strongly on integrated transport options, land use and public amenity.
"The aim of these recommendations is to help guide Council and State agencies in making a more liveable environment along Canterbury Road, and to make sure it is transformed into a sustainable and resilient place where people have good access to parks, community facilities, public transport and shops."
Mr Colley said the exhibition period was the first step to a long journey in making this vision a reality.
"It is vital the community continue to be a part of these changes and what the future of Canterbury Road looks like," he said.
"Once all feedback is considered, it will be up to the new Council to enact this vision."
Two community briefings will be held next Tuesday (19 September) at Canterbury League Club, 26 Bridge Road, Belmore.
The first information session for the general community will be at 6.30pm, while the second one, specifically for landowners and residents of properties fronting Canterbury Road, will be held at 8.30pm.
To attend a community briefing session, register online at haveyoursay.cbcity.nsw.gov.au by 5pm on Monday 18 September.
The report can be viewed at Council’s Customer Service Centres (66-72 Rickard Road, Bankstown, from 8.30am-5pm weekdays, and 137 Beamish Street, Campsie, from 9am-5pm weekdays), as well as at Council’s nine libraries.
Feedback can also be provided by mail to the General Manager, City of Canterbury Bankstown, PO Box 8, Bankstown NSW 1885.
The closing date for submissions is Tuesday 24 October. For more information, call Council’s Spatial Planning Unit on 9707 9000.
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