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Kogarah to become health, knowledge and wellness precinct

01/05/2020

Kogarah’s future role in health and education and as an economic driver in the South and Eastern City Districts and the Greater Sydney region has been detailed in the Kogarah Collaboration Area Place Strategy.
 
The Kogarah Collaboration Area Place Strategy is a first collaborative plan for the future of Kogarah, and brings together the ambitions of Georges River Council, Bayside Council, the Greater Sydney Commission and multiple organisations that are pivotal in driving Kogarah’s future success.
 
Mayor of Georges River Council Kevin Greene explained that the Place Strategy identifies challenges and opportunities for Kogarah, and outlines a plan for achieving a shared vision that will see Kogarah become a vibrant health, knowledge and wellness precinct.
 
“I am proud to be co-launching the Kogarah Collaboration Area Place Strategy with Bayside Mayor Joe Awada and the Greater Sydney Commission, which is a significant milestone for city making in Kogarah, and sets priorities and actions that will leverage the area’s existing assets and bring about new opportunities,” said Mayor Greene.
 
“The Place Strategy supports an ambition for Kogarah to become a hub of knowledge-intensive jobs and industries for the Eastern City District, the South District and Greater Sydney.
 
“Kogarah is on the cusp of significant evolution, and over the next 20 years it is anticipated that connectivity to major economic centres such as Randwick, Bankstown and Parramatta will further strengthen the centre’s health and education functions.
 
“Transforming Kogarah into a key strategic centre also forms part of a much bigger picture for achieving the Greater Sydney Commission’s vision for Sydney as a 30-minute city.
 
“This will have significant benefits for both Georges River and Bayside residents, who will have improved access to jobs, education and health facilities, services and great places, within 30 minutes of their homes.
 
“The Kogarah Collaboration Area Place Strategy is the culmination of many months of collaboration between Georges River Council, Bayside Council, the Greater Sydney Commission and a large stakeholder group and I would like to commend all involved in its delivery,” added Mayor Greene.
 
“The Kogarah Collaboration Area Place Strategy is unique because the collaboration area is shared across two local government boundaries – Bayside and Georges River,” explained Mayor Joe Awada.
 
“It is a great partnership and demonstrates how councils can work together to build a better future for their communities.
 
“This new health and education hub will benefit all our residents now and well into the future," added Mayor Awada.
 
“Spanning both the Eastern City and South District, Kogarah is a unique Collaboration Area for the Commission and this Place Strategy is a testament to our stakeholders’ commitment to Kogarah’s future,” said Eastern City District Commissioner, Dr Deborah Dearing.
 
“The Place Strategy provides a strong foundation to build on and I’m looking forward to seeing stakeholders work toward making their co-designed vision a reality,” added South District Commissioner, Peter Poulet.
 
Anchored by St George Hospital, St George Private Hospital, Calvary Health Care Kogarah, Wesley Hospital Kogarah, Westpac Bank, TAFE NSW, UNSW St George and Sutherland Clinical School, Netstrata Jubilee Stadium and 12 schools, Kogarah’s institutions combine to create a cluster of health, knowledge and wellness.
 
The Kogarah Collaboration Area Place Strategy brings together expertise and local knowledge to guide collaboration, prioritise investment and establish enduring place-based governance to support Kogarah’s evolution into the future.
 
Read the Kogarah Collaboration Area Place Strategy here: https://go.aws/3axlo8e
 
About the Kogarah Collaboration Area
 
The Kogarah Collaboration Area is loosely bounded by Bestic Street to the north, the Rockdale Wetlands Corridor in the east, Jubilee Avenue in the south, and Caledonian Street to the west. Including both Kogarah and Rockdale town centres, it is 14 kilometres south of the Harbour CBD, 20 kilometres from Greater Parramatta and in close proximity to Sydney Airport and Port Botany.
 
For information on Georges River Council, please visit www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au or call 9330 6400.
 
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