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Background

Over the last two years, Canterbury-Bankstown Council has been working with the community and key agencies on the development of corridor plans for our priority green grid corridors. These priority corridors spread across multiple stakeholders/ landowners including NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, Transport for NSW, Sydney Water and neighbouring Councils. The priority corridors Council has been working on are:

  • Cooks River Corridor
  • Sydenham-Bankstown Corridor (This Plan applies to Canterbury-Bankstown LGA of the corridor)
  • Wolli Creek Corridor

The COVID-19 pandemic has clearly demonstrated the importance our community places on access to open place and recreation facilities. With an increase in people accessing our parks and bushland, a greater demand for high quality open spaces and a reconnection with our local environment, these plans represent our vision for each corridor.

This work has been supported by the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment through the Metropolitan Greenspace Program in order to help Council’s deliver on the vision of the Government Architect New South Wales (GANSW) for a network of high-quality green spaces known as the Sydney Green Grid.

This proposal

The Corridor Plans provide recommendations for improved recreation, accessibility, ecology, culture and lifestyle. These recommendations were developed based on the engagement undertaken in April 2021 as well as by working closely with Government stakeholders, partner Councils and subject area experts.

High priorities for each priority corridor are as follow:

Cooks River Corridor

  • Conserve and enhance the natural environment along the River in collaboration with key stakeholders.
  • Create safe walking and cycling environments for all users through improved wayfinding and supporting amenity.

Sydenham-Bankstown Corridor

  • Improve the quality of open space to support growth along the future Metro line in collaboration with key stakeholders.
  • Create improved active transport connections along the corridor through safe, well planned links while celebrating local culture.

Wolli Creek Corridor

  • Protect the natural environment and maintain natural walking paths in collaboration with key stakeholders.
  • Improve active transport connections into and within the park for improved experience.
  • Improve wayfinding and educational signage.

Cooks River

Sydenham-Bankstown

Wolli Creek


Timeline

  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Thursday 8 April 2021 – Sunday 2 May 2021

    Strategic Intent Exhibition Period

    Form a collective vision, opportunities and constraints from the community, key stakeholders, interested businesses and sporting groups.

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Draft Spatial Framework

    Develop a spatial framework for each corridor, informed by consultation and Strategic Intent.

  • Timeline item 3 - complete

    Review Draft Spatial Framework

    Have the draft Spatial Frameworks reviewed by councils and the Department of Planning Industry and Environment.

  • Timeline item 4 - active

    Monday 14 March 2022 – Monday 13 June 2022 5:00PM

    Final Spatial Framework Report

    Publicly exhibit the final spatial framework for further community feedback.

Who's listening

If you have questions or want to learn more about the project, please email us or contact the Council officers listed below.

Email haveyoursay@cbcity.nsw.gov.au
In writing

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

Margaret Southwell

Margaret Southwell

Team Leader Urban Policy and Planning

City of Canterbury Bankstown

Phone: 9707 5704

Graham Humphrys

Graham Humphrys

Community Engagement Officer

City of Canterbury Bankstown

Phone: 9707 9602

  • Preliminary Engagement

    • Early engagement to develop a strategy and shared vision for the three corridors
    • Interactive map
    Completed 

CBCity 2028 Destinations

Here's how this projects helps to deliver our Community Strategic Plan.
Clean and Green

A clean and sustainable city with healthy waterways and natural areas.

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Moving and Integrated

An accessible city with great local destinations and many options to get there.

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Livable and Distinctive

A well designed, attractive city which preserves the identity and character of local villages.

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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.

Contact us

Our friendly Customer Service Call Centre is open Monday to Friday 8.30am-5pm to assist with all enquiries.

Phone 9707 9000
Email haveyoursay@cbcity.nsw.gov.au
Website www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/