SYDENHAM TO BANKSTOWN TO BE REVITALISED

SYDENHAM TO BANKSTOWN TO BE REVITALISED

Planning Minister Rob Stokes today revealed a new vision for the town centres around the 11 stations on the Sydenham to Bankstown rail line.

The vision looks at opportunities to revitalise areas around these stations with new homes, community facilities, shops and businesses and capitalise on the future Sydney Metro Southwest rail line project.

The precincts include Sydenham, Marrickville, Dulwich Hill, Hurlstone Park, Canterbury, Campsie, Belmore, Lakemba, Wiley Park, Punchbowl and Bankstown.

Mr Stokes said funding for road upgrades and new schools and parks will be coordinated to support the growth and infrastructure needs at the same pace as development over the next 20 years.

“The enhanced public transport network is the catalyst for new growth and development along the corridor,” Mr Stokes said.

“These 11 local communities will now have an opportunity to have their say about what they want when it comes to jobs, shops, public amenities and the character of these areas.

“We want to create places where people want to live, and where they can work and play closer to home.”

Parliamentary Secretary for Western Sydney Ray Williams said the NSW Government will also consult with the property industry on ways it can contribute to essential infrastructure in the area, to support the new homes.

“Community drop-in sessions will run throughout October and November to provide residents with information on the draft plans for their area,” Mr Williams said.

To view the draft vision, provide feedback and find details on community drop in sessions , visit www.planning.nsw.gov.au/sydenhamtobankstown

The public exhibition will run until November 22.

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