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Canterbury Bankstown is the eighth largest economy in NSW with an estimated Gross Regional Product (GRP) of $15.8 billion.We are home to the largest population in the State with, the second highest number of registered businesses in NSW.

There is a pipeline of new and exciting game-changing projects on the way that will see our economy expand significantly over the coming decades while our population is projected to grow to half a million residents. Tens of thousands of new jobs will be created and an increased number of students will study here.

This proposal

At the 23 March 2021 Ordinary Meeting, Council authorised the exhibition of the draft Economic Development Strategic Plan 2036.

The Draft Strategic Plan demonstrates to the community Council’s commitment to the future economic growth of the city. It sets out a number of key focus areas, programs to promote the city, attract investment and create jobs.Developed with the assistance of local business, the Plan details a number of priorities for Council to focus on which include:

  • Marketing and promotion of the city;
  • Embracing innovation and technology;
  • Supporting small, local and home-based businesses;
  • Creating attractive places and spaces; and
  • Ensuring young people are integral to the future growth of the city.

The exhibition of the draft strategic plan is now open and we encourage you to consider this opportunity to participate in decision making and contribute to the future economic development and marketing of the city.

How to have your say

You are invited to have your say by completing an online submission. If you have questions or want to learn more about the project, please contact the Council officers listed on this page. You can have your say on the proposal by:

Name Suzie Djordjevic
Phone 9707 9814
In writing

By post to Mr Matthew Stewart, General Manager, City of Canterbury Bankstown PO Box 8, Bankstown NSW 1885