Hurstville Place Strategy primes suburb for transformation

21/10/2019

Georges River Council’s Draft Hurstville Place Strategy is set to be the catalyst for significant change in Hurstville, as Council drives the vision of Hurstville as the Heart of the City.
 
Georges River Council Mayor Kevin Greene said that Council is seeking community feedback on the Draft Strategy, with Public Exhibition closing on Monday 4 November 2019.
 
“Council has launched the Draft Hurstville Place Strategy at a pivotal point in Hurstville’s evolution as a key strategic centre in Sydney,” explained Mayor Greene.
 
“Georges River Council is leveraging the City’s existing strengths as a bustling commercial, retail and cultural centre with convenient access to the Sydney CBD and Sydney Airport.
 
“The Draft Strategy aims to transform the Hurstville CBD, through economic, cultural and infrastructure improvement projects.
 
“The construction of One Hurstville Plaza which is currently underway is a significant step forward in Council’s goal of attracting investment and jobs to Hurstville.
 
“I strongly encourage local residents to share feedback on the Draft Strategy online at Your Say Georges River, to ensure the future Hurstville is a place that accommodates the professional and lifestyle needs of the community.”

The Strategy outlines twelve priority projects for the Hurstville CBD area, including: planning for a healthy community, encouraging a bustling night-time economy, and creating a connected walkable centre with increased tree canopy.

Director of Coombes Property Group Michael Coombes said that he supported Council’s aim to create a vibrant local economy, and the construction of the new $60 million One Hurstville Plaza will help to support this goal.
 
“The Hurstville Place Strategy establishes a clear agenda and set of priorities to develop Hurstville as a key regional centre. Our project currently under construction, One Hurstville Plaza, demonstrates our confidence in Hurstville,” said Mr Coombes.
 
“We are particularly proud of the various social, economic, and planning benefits our project will create, including the generation of hundreds of jobs, being a catalyst for further regeneration of the Hurstville CBD, and increasing the competitiveness of Hurstville as a business location of choice.”
 
Pascal Bobillier, General Manager - Development, Coombes Property Group, said that Council’s vision outlined in the Hurstville Place Strategy is perfectly aligned with One Hurstville Plaza.
 
“One Hurstville Plaza will provide premium commercial office space comparable to other major employment centres in Sydney,” said Mr Bobillier.
 
“We want businesses to be able to operate and continue operating in the St George region without compromising on the location, amenity, lifestyle, culture, or quality of accommodation for their employees and customers.
 
“Our future tenants will benefit from the great connectivity to public transport, easy access to retail amenities and services, panoramic 360-degree views, and a tower designed to promote connectivity, productivity, and wellbeing,” Mr Bobillier added.
 
The Draft Hurstville Place Strategy is on public exhibition until 4 November 2019, you can view the Strategy and share feedback online at Your Say Georges River: yoursay.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au/draft-hurstville-place-strategy

The document can also be viewed at the following Georges River Council Customer Service locations:
  • Georges River Service Centre, MacMahon Street, Hurstville, between 8.30am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday
  • Georges River Council Kogarah Service Centre and Library, Kogarah Town Square, Belgrave Street, Kogarah, between 8.30am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday
  • Hurstville Library, during library opening hours
For more information please call 9330 6400. For more information on Georges River Council, please visit www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au.