Council invites business community to help create 30-minute city

06/04/2018

Members of the business community are being asked to help Council plan for the future and realise its vision of transforming the Georges River area into a ’30-minute city’.

The 30-minute city is a people-centred concept where places people live, work and play are located within a half-hour distance from where they live. It has been proposed for the Georges River area under the Greater Sydney Commission’s South District Plan.

Given the major retail and strategic centre of Hurstville and the health and education precinct of Kogarah, plus the fantastic neighbourhood centres, creating the 30-minute city is a reality for Georges River Council.

Recently, Deloitte in collaboration with Westpac released its 30-minute Index for Sydney, which ranks Kogarah as one of Sydney’s best connected localities.

Kogarah ranked sixteenth, while Kogarah Bay-Carlton-Allawah ranked 49th out of 555 suburbs in the Index for greater Sydney.

Council is inviting the business community to come along to a workshop to exchange ideas around Council’s Economic Development Strategy, building economic sustainability, and working towards the 30-minute city to make all our suburbs the most liveable in Sydney.

Attendees will gain an understanding of how Council plans for the future, and participate in workshops to develop themes to help create the 30-minute city, ideas for Council works program, and help shape what form the Economic Development Strategy should take.

The workshop will run twice, with the first workshop held in the evening on Tuesday 10 April at Kogarah School of Arts, and the repeat workshop will be a breakfast session on Wednesday 11 April from at Georges River Civic Centre, Hurstville.

EVENT DETAILS

Evening workshop
Where: Kogarah School of Arts, corner Queens Avenue and Bowns Road, Kogarah
When: Tuesday 10 April, 5.30pm-7.30pm

Breakfast workshop
Where: Dragon Room, Georges River Civic Centre, corner MacMahon and Dora Streets
When: Wednesday 11 April, 7.30am-9.30am

RSVP: Friday 6 April to Craig Edmondson on 9330 6250 or cedmondson@georgesriver.nsw.gov.au