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In 2019, Council completed our Local Strategic Planning Statement Connective City 2036. This document set out the strategic land use and transport vision for Canterbury-Bankstown and identifies the need for place-based and design-led master planning for precincts across the local government area. Council has been planning for the future of a number of local centres by preparing master plans that aim to ensure that our centres are safe, prosperous and attractive places that the community can be proud of.
The current planning framework for the Belfield Small Village is over ten years old. Although this plan identifies a number of public domain upgrades and public benefits such as new laneways, through-site links and public spaces, none of these have been delivered. Developing a master plan presents an opportunity for Council to re-evaluate the current planning framework and involve the community in creating a new vision for the future of the Belfield Small Village, importantly, a vision that can be achieved.
Council is beginning work on a new master plan for the Belfield Small Village and we would like to invite you to be a part of creating a vision for the future. This is your chance to shape and influence planning for the Belfield Small Village by participating in the Community Voice Panel workshops and other engagement activities.
Through this early engagement we are seeking to understand what makes the small village unique and interesting, what needs improvement, and the type of place the community want the Belfield Small Village to be in the future.
Timeline item 1 - active
Monday 20 June 2022 - Friday 15 July 2022 5:00PM
This consultation is open for early contributions and ideas from the community.
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July 2022 - October 2022
Community Voice Panel engagement
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Engaging with the community on the Draft Master Plan
Community engagement on the draft Belfield Master Plan for comment and submissions
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Review of submissions
Following this engagement period all submissions and feedback received on the draft plan will be reviewed to refine the master plan for Council consideration.
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Report to Council
The refined draft Master Plan will be reported to Council for their consideration.
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If supported by Council, staff will prepare a Planning Proposal to implement the Master Plan. A Planning Proposal will formally change the planning controls (including land zoning, building heights and other controls) applying to the centre. This Planning Proposal will be submitted to the Department of Planning and Environment for a Gateway Determination, seeking approval for public exhibition.*
*Before a planning proposal goes on formal exhibition, it must go through the ‘Gateway Process’. The ‘Gateway Process’ refers to assessment of the Planning Proposal by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment.
A ‘Gateway Determination’ is issued when the NSW Department of Planning and Environment decide that a Planning Proposal can progress to the next stage of the plan making process.
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Exhibition of Planning Proposal
Provided the Department of Planning Environment issue a Gateway Determination, the Planning Proposal will be placed on public exhibition for further community consultation.
This is for a minimum of 28 days.
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Review of submissions
Council staff will consider all the submissions received following the public exhibition of the Planning Proposal.
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The final outcomes of the community consultation will be reported to Council, and the Planning Proposal will be sent back to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment for finalisation and implementation.
If you have questions or want to learn more about the project, please email us or contact the Council officers listed below.
By post to Mr Matthew Stewart, General Manager, City of Canterbury Bankstown PO Box 8, Bankstown NSW 1885
CBCity acknowledges the traditional custodians of this land, the Darug and the Eora peoples. We recognise and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land, and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.