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Draft Local Strategic Planning Statement to go on public exhibition


Developed with input from community members during workshops held in March, Georges River Council’s draft Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS 2040) will be on public exhibition from 26 June 2019.

Mayor Kevin Greene was pleased with the high level of involvement from the community, and the comments and ideas provided by them which have helped inform the development of the LSPS 2040.

“Responses from people who attended the workshops indicated a very clear desire from our community for a greener city, the retention of the village feel at our smaller centres, retaining employment and industrial land to protect local jobs and improving transport options,” said Mayor Greene.

“The State Government required all councils to prepare an LSPS, which is a planning document that guides how local land will be used into the future. “We want people to read the draft document, which will be on public exhibition for 42 days from 26 June to 7 August 2019, and takes into consideration the winter school holidays.

“This will allow more time for people to respond than the required 28 days, as Council is committed to providing as much opportunity as possible for public feedback. “In order to encourage feedback from the community, and following the high level of engagement shown by the community in relation to the LSPS to date, Council will be holding five more 2-hour workshops,” explained Mayor Greene.

“Additionally, there will be five drop-in events for those who don’t have two hours to spare but would still like to provide feedback.

“Within the draft LSPS 2040, are a series of maps which explain where new housing development and new transport options are likely to be located. “Workshops and drop-ins are located throughout the local government area, at various times to enable residents to get to one that suits them.

“People can come anytime to the drop-ins and stay as little or as long as they like – it’s not too late to have your say!” added Mayor Greene.

The draft LSPS is already available on Your Say Georges River, where people can also register for a workshop or drop-in event.

Workshop and Drop-in Event details:

Workshop Event
Saturday 29 June, 10.30am – 12.30pm
Oatley RSL
23 Letitia St, Oatley

Workshop Event
Thursday 4 July, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Hurstville Library and Service Centre
12-22 Dora St, Hurstville

Workshop Event
Wednesday 24 July, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Mortdale Community Centre
2b Boundary Rd, Mortdale

Workshop Event
Thursday 25 July, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Kogarah School of Arts
Cnr Queens Ave & Bowns Rd, Kogarah

Workshop Event
Tuesday 6 August, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Club Rivers
32 Littleton St, Riverwood

Drop-in Event
Wednesday 26 June, 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Penshurst Library
630 Forest Road, Penshurst

Drop-in Event
Friday 28 June, 4.00pm – 7.30pm
Peakhurst Foodies and Farmers Market
Cnr Forest Rd & Isaac St, Peakhurst

Drop-in Event
Wednesday 31 July, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Kingsgrove Community Centre
30 Morgan St, Kingsgrove

Drop-in Event
Saturday 3 August, 10.30am – 12.30pm
Carss Park Soccer Field (near gym equipment)
Carwar Ave, Carss Park

Drop-in Event
Wednesday 7 August, 3.00pm – 6.00pm
Kogarah Library and Service Centre
Kogarah Town Square, Belgrave St,

For more information or to register for an upcoming workshop go to

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