Featured News



Success of Australian-first program of Australian-first program2019-11-18T13:00:00Z
Little Laneways Festival Laneways Festival2019-11-18T13:00:00Z
Liveable housing housing2019-11-18T13:00:00Z
Native bee keeping workshops bee keeping workshops2019-11-18T13:00:00Z
Liveable housing housing2019-11-11T13:00:00Z
Safety spotlight on Earlwood spotlight on Earlwood2019-11-11T13:00:00Z
Help to start work to start work2019-11-11T13:00:00Z
Design for cycle route underway for cycle route underway2019-11-11T13:00:00Z
Local students recognised students recognised2019-11-05T13:00:00Z
Have your say on Clean City Strategy your say on Clean City Strategy2019-11-04T13:00:00Z
Planning underway for Leisure and Aquatic Projects underway for Leisure and Aquatic Projects2019-11-04T13:00:00Z
Steve Jannar Exhibition Jannar Exhibition2019-11-04T13:00:00Z
CBCity recognised as Smart City recognised as Smart City2019-10-31T13:00:00Z
Child-Friendly CBCity Action Plan CBCity Action Plan2019-10-22T13:00:00Z
Plan to abolish library fines to abolish library fines2019-10-22T13:00:00Z
Major step for WSU Bankstown Campus step for WSU Bankstown Campus2019-10-22T13:00:00Z

The future CBCity is here

The future CBCity is here Imagine it is peak-hour in the morning in Canterbury-Bankstown, sometime in the future... No  

Imagine it is peak-hour in the morning in Canterbury-Bankstown, sometime in the future. You have already parked your electric vehicle in one of the car parks and you’re now e-scootering your way through the plaza to catch the Metro.

Along the way you are admiring the smart benches that are charging people’s phones and providing free internet access, and noticing how clean the streets are, which you know is thanks to the smart bins that have a compactor in them, therefore can hold more and require less emptying.

As you get to the railway station, you stop for a moment and take in the fresh air from the surrounding trees and realise how lucky you are that you live in a clean and green ‘smart city’.

The reality of this future is not far off, with Council kicking off this discussion through its Future Street Activation program, an interactive experience that brings to life elements from its Smart CBCity Roadmap and Bankstown Complete Streets Transport and Place Plan.

From today until Monday 24 June (9am-6pm), the activation will temporarily transform the plaza space, between North Terrace and Bankstown Station, to give the community an opportunity to see, touch and feel what a future street could look like. The ‘virtual reality’ activation experience will include:

  • Wider footpaths;
  • Additional trees and greenery;
  • Smart bins;
  • Smart benches;
  • Electric vehicles; and
  • E-bikes and E-scooters.

Mayor Khal Asfour said the future of CBCity will be an exciting one for residents and visitors.

"This all might sound like science fiction but, in truth, it’s fast becoming reality," he said.

"The aim is to transform street and civic spaces into more attractive, safer, sustainable, usable places, that are easier to navigate, enjoy and do business in. It’s all about improving quality of life and providing more efficient services.

"This is an opportunity for the community to embrace the changes that are coming, and help further develop and design what the future of CBCity will look like by providing their thoughts."

Community and school groups are invited to attend 60 minute sessions.

For more information, visit

 7/08/2019 10:15 AM