Canterbury Bankstown is the 8th largest economy in NSW with an estimated GRP of $15.8 billion.It has the largest (and growing) population in NSW and, the second highest number of registered businesses in the State.
Approximately 20% of all employment in Canterbury Bankstown is linked to the night time economy with more than 7,000 local businesses trading and contributing.
At the 23 March 2021 Ordinary Meeting, Council authorised the exhibition of the draft Night Time Economy Action Plan 2026.
The Plan offers four key themes to guide actions aimed at realising the vision of a vibrant, welcoming and diverse after dark economy. These themes are:
|Identification||Theseactions focus on reviewing and analysing the needs of night time economy hubsto determine those that are thriving, that need to be invigorated and emergingand can be nurtured.|
|Invigoration||Includes actions associated with Council’s Events and Activations team and the provision of guidelines on how to quickly improve vibrancy through lower-cost enhancements and encourage businesses to diversify their product offering and extend trading hours.|
|Invitation||Delivering a branding and marketing campaign to attract residents, workers and visitors to night time hubs through advertising, community events and new businessofferings.|
|Investment||Actions to attract public and private funding into night time hubs through investment attraction campaigns, centre master planning programs and place-making initiatives.|
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 plan by:
By post to Mr Matthew Stewart, General Manager, City of Canterbury Bankstown PO Box 8, Bankstown NSW 1885