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Council engages local MPs

Council engages local MPs The leaders of the City of Canterbury Bankstown have today gathered to discuss their concerns over the lack of infrastructure identified by the NSW Government along the Sydenham to Bankstown rail
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​​The leaders of the City of Canterbury Bankstown have today gathered to discuss their concerns over the lack of infrastructure identified by the NSW Government, to support the 35,000 new dwellings it’s hoping will be constructed along the Sydenham to Bankstown rail corridor.

Administrator Richard Colley said this new population will, naturally, bring with it the demand for more services and facilities.

“Based on the Government’s own formula, Canterbury-B​ankstown will need 36 new primary schools and 12 high schools, and major upgrades to public transport, road systems, sewerage, stormwater and power,” Mr Colley said.

“There will also be other challenges to overcome such as housing affordability, traffic congestion and the cost of maintaining new assets.”

 

 


 

Today, Canterbury-Bankstown’s population stands at more than 350,000. By 2036, it’s estimated that figure will swell to half a million.

“By 2036, Canterbury-Bankstown will need to find a way to house an additional 150,000 residents. That’s virtually an entire new city, the size of Darwin or Cairns, two Coffs Harbours, or three Tamworths, on top of what is already here today,” Mr Colley said.

“But because we are located in central Sydney, and already a developed city, we can’t grow out to accommodate more people.

“The good news is, these challenges are not due to a city in trouble but one of success. Our area is highly desirable. We have a growing economy. However, we need to manage the consequences of that success.

“Councils cannot meet this challenge alone. It requires the support and commitment of millions of dollars from all levels of government, and future planning must address these new facilities, assets and services before housing numbers and targets are set.

“It is time we started to plan for people first, then buildings, not the other way around. If we do that, Canterbury-Bankstown will be in a position to play its part in accommodating a portion of Sydney’s growing population, and continue to be a liveable and sustainable city into the future.

“We intend to continue to advocate on behalf of our residents, and our city, so the NSW and Federal Governments meet their infrastructure responsibilities in Canterbury-Bankstown. And hope today’s forum has helped to inform local MPs about the city’s position and enlist their support in that push.”

Mr Colley said Council intends to lodge a submission by the Government’s 3 September deadline for its Sydenham to Bankstown Urban Renewal Strategy, and is encouraging residents to do the same. However, it has also written to the Government to request an extension to the submission period, so the new Council can be part of the process following the scheduled 9 September election.

Canterbury-Bankstown facts:

  • Population – more than 350,000 people.
  • Assets - $4 billion, including a 940 kilometre road network, 1,200 kilometres of footpaths, 13,000 street lights, 72 sporting complexes, 550 parks and reserves, and 430 community buildings.
  • Services – more than 50, including road maintenance, waste collection and disposal, child care, Meals on Wheels, bushland management, libraries, pools and business support. 81,000 tonnes of waste is collected from red bins, 1.6 million people visit our libraries each year, and 150,000 compliance inspections are undertaken.

 28/07/2017 9:15 AM