New South Wales

Community input sought for local infrastructure upgrades within Bayside West Precincts

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THE NSW Department of Planning and Environment last week called for community feedback on how to spend $10 million to help shape the final vision for revitalising the Bayside West Precincts in Sydney's south.

The Department is working with Bayside Council to develop a new vision for Arncliffe, Banksia, Cooks Cove and the Princes Highway with draft plans for the Bayside West Precincts that will help guide development over the next two decades. The draft plans are now on exhibition until 28 February 2017.

Artist's impression of Bayside West Precincts
Above: Artist's impression of Bayside West Precincts / Department of Planning and Environment.

The draft plans include new homes close to transport, community facilities, shops, businesses, new pedestrian and cycling infrastructure, new local parks and sections of the Princes Highway being transformed into tree-lined boulevards.

New homes are expected to be built over the next 20 years with potential for 4,100 new dwellings at Arncliffe and 1,000 at Banksia. Up to 5,000 new dwellings are being investigated at Cooks Cove.

Artist's impression of Bayside West Precincts
Above: Artist's impression of Bayside West Precincts / Department of Planning and Environment.

"The Department of Planning and Environment has allocated approximately $10 million for local infrastructure upgrades in Arncliffe and Banksia and we would love to hear the community's views on how this should be spent," a Department spokesperson said.

"This could include upgrades to roads, improvements to local parks and new cycleways.

"The local community has been involved early in the planning process, with nearly 600 residents already taking part in a survey about what they like in their area, and what could be improved in coming years."

More information is available from the Department of Planning and Environment website at <http://www.planning.nsw.gov.au/baysidewest>.

Artist's impression of Bayside West Precincts
Above: Artist's impression of Bayside West Precincts / Department of Planning and Environment.

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