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Campbelltown pushes for growth

Parking access: Queen Street, Campbelltown.

Parking access: Queen Street, Campbelltown.

Campbelltown Council says it has continued to work with key business districts to encourage fair and convenient access to restricted parking spaces, and to promote business growth.

With an unemployment rate of 7.9, which is one of the highest among councils similar to Campbelltown around the edge of the Sydney metropolitan area, the local council is trying to play its part in growing local jobs for its residents.

According to its six monthly progress report, it also made efforts to boost the local tourism industry via the Macarthur Regional Tourism Strategy and Action plan, which started in 2012 and ends in 2015.

This included media familiarisation tours of the region as well as local tourism staff attending trade shows and expos to promote the area’s attractions.

Planning proposals for a range of developments across the town are being assessed, while the revised Ingleburn town precinct plan was launched during this period. So far council has undertaken extensive community consultation through workshops, stakeholder meetings, street stalls and a website.

According to the report, 388 development applications and 123 construction certificate applications were received by the council in the period. Of these, 34 DAs had a value of more than $1 million, 13 more than $5 million, seven more than $10 million each, three had a value of more than $20 million each and one had a value of around $100 million.

The overall aim, the report said, was to promote Campbelltown as a regional city through the growth of its major business centres.

The report was tabled at council’s meeting last night, August 19.


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