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Representatives from councils throughout Sydney have converged on Bankstown to discuss
ways to inject life into night time economies.
The Urban Planning Masterclass looked at how urban planning can be used to create and
develop vibrant and sustainable night time economies. At the completion of the masterclass,
a reference document was developed, covering:
Mayor of the City of Canterbury Bankstown, Khal Asfour, welcomed the focus on night time
economies, something the Council is looking to inject more life into.
“Every April, Lakemba is turned into a late-night bazaar, with crowds of up to 20,000 people
flocking to Haldon Street each night, to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan,” he said.
“We’ve also undertaken a number of studies into night-time activities in our town centres, and
conducted trials and pilot programs.
“And, the City looks set to get its first rooftop bar at Bankstown Sports Club, after it was
recently approved by Council.”
The Mayor indicated a number of other projects are in the pipeline.
“We’re in the process of creating a new vision for Paul Keating Park and the surrounding
area, along with a Night Time Economy Strategy,” Mayor Asfour said.
27/11/2018 2:23 PM