SHAPING SYDNEY’S FUTURE WITH THE TALK BUS

SHAPING SYDNEY’S FUTURE WITH THE TALK BUS

A new campaign to involve the public in shaping the future of Sydney will be launched today.

A “Talk Bus” that will travel to community events, local shops and sporting fixtures will spearhead the campaign. The bus will be equipped with tablet computers linked to an interactive website where the community can have their say on what makes their neighborhoods special.

Planning Minister Rob Stokes, Greater Sydney Commission Chief Executive Sarah Hill and South District Commissioner Morris Iemma today announced the official launch of the campaign to involve the public in shaping the future of Sydney, including its housing, greenspace and transport.

The Talk Bus will be at the Canterbury Foodies and Farmers Market today and in coming weeks will go to the Multicultural Eid Festival and Fair at Fairfield Showground on Sunday, July 10, and the Panthers v Parramatta NRL game at Pepper Stadium Penrith on Sunday, July 17. Other events are planned.

Mr Stokes said the Our Sydney/Your Home campaign is a chance for people to talk about the best things in their local areas, and what can be improved.

“We want to hear directly from the local community to help shape the future of Sydney,” Mr Stokes said.

Ms Hill called on the community to work with the Commission in planning for Sydney.

“We’re going straight to local communities across Sydney so they can share thoughts and ideas on how to better embrace opportunities in our city,” Ms Hill said.

The Greater Sydney Commission is an independent organisation working across government, industry and community to lead big-picture planning for Sydney. Its role is to ensure a more liveable, productive and sustainable city.

For more information on how to get involved, visit www.greater.sydney

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