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The City of Canterbury Bankstown has been recognised for the work it’s doing to address development issues in the Canterbury Road corridor, the legacy of inappropriate development approvals made by the former Canterbury Council.
The NSW Planning Institute of Australia gave the top prize for planning excellence to Council, in the Hard Won Victory category, for its Canterbury Road Corridor Review Project. This involved an independent committee, led by the Department of Planning, carrying out an extensive review of previous development approvals, which allowed for excessive height and scale along the 8.6 kilometre stretch of the corridor, from Hurlstone Park to Punchbowl.
Following the completion of the review, which included extensive community consultation, the City of Canterbury Bankstown rejected nine of 10 planning proposals, lodged for land in the corridor, while one was withdrawn by the applicant. It also continues to work towards introducing all 14 of the committee’s recommendations, including:
Mayor Khal Asfour welcomed the recognition.
"There has been a lot of work done to address the many issues we inherited in this corridor," Mayor Asfour said.
"And, there’s a lot of work that still remains to be done, so residents have good access to parks, community facilities, public transport and shops.
"This is all about rebuilding trust."
Other improvements include:
The NSW Planning Institute of Australia also highly commended Council for its Community Voice Panel, and involvement in the Greenway Project.
20/11/2018 10:03 AM