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Progress Report reinforces commitment to revamp Georges River

09/07/2021

500 more new trees, a brand new natural corridor and a make-over for four town centres are the key actions in Georges River Council’s future planning blueprint.

Council unanimously backed the progress report on the Local Strategic Planning Statement 2040 Implementation Plan (LSPS2040), with reinforced commitment to build a better place to live, work and visit.
 
Georges River Mayor Kevin Greene said, “It is exciting to see so many opportunities in our city for the community.
 
“The progress to date continues our commitment and vision of a people-friendly Georges River hub with accessible transport facilities, bustling economy, affordable housing and increased greenery and open spaces.” 
 
Adopted in 2019, LSPS2040 is an action plan with ambitious targets to guide a land use vision for the future that recognises the character of our suburbs over the next 20 years.

The LSPS Action Plan nominates more than 110 actions Council will take to achieve our desired future; unveiling a five-theme plan to explore LSPS’s 20-year vision to better address the needs of the local population, they include:
 
  • Transport and accessibility of the LGA
  • Infrastructure and facilities for the community’s current and future citizens
  • Housing and neighbourhood building to address the growing population
  • Local economy and revamping local town centres, supporting local jobs and ensuring the viability of our centres
  • Build and design of accessible open spaces; protect and enhance our natural environment; provide residents with quality open space, minimising risks to natural hazards. 

Significant actions to be commenced or in progress include:

  • Council will commit to planting more than 500 trees, in addition to its annual 200 street tree planting target to significantly increase tree canopy within the LGA, contributing to achieving tree canopy cover of 40% by 2038.
  • In conjunction with neighbouring Canterbury Bankstown Council to develop and implement Salt Pan Creek Green Grid Corridor Spatial Framework - a natural strip that links both LGAs.  The Framework will be used as a masterplan to strengthen connection between Bankstown CBD and Salt Pan Creek; expand trails and recreational opportunities surrounding adjacent development uplift; improve bridge crossings and connections to urban centres including Bankstown, Punchbowl, Riverwood, Padstow, Peakhurst and Lugarno.
  • Cross-collaboration with neighbouring councils and NSW Government to boost vibrancy and liveability of four local economic and industrial precincts including: Kingsgrove Industrial Precinct, Riverwood Precinct, and Beverly Hills and Mortdale local centres.
 
For more information visit  Update on the Georges River Local Strategic Planning Statement 2040 Implementation Plan - Attachment Progress against LSPS Actions (nsw.gov.au)

 
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