Population tsunami on the way: how do we manage it

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Queen Street this morning  at 7.30
Queen Street this morning at 7.30: how will it look in 20 years time after a population tsunami brings more than 100,000 new residents to town?

Campbelltown is set to face unprecedented growth in the next 20 years, with a population tsunami that will bring more than 100,000 new residents to live alongside us.

In response to that impending reality check, Campbelltown City Council is calling for community input which will help shape the future of the region.

A new 10-year Community Strategic Plan is being developed to ensure Campbelltown remains strong and resilient, and is ready for the growth in population, housing, industry and jobs.

An online survey will gather the input of residents, property and business owners, community groups, workers and students.

It is council’s plan reflects the aspirations of the whole community.

Mayor of Campbelltown, Cr George Brticevic, said the population of Campbelltown City is expected to grow from 158,000 to around 270,000 people by 2036.

“Growth on that scale may sound daunting, but it also gives us the opportunity to work together to shape what new developments will look like and ensure they have what’s required to make them work well,” he says.

“Once the plan is developed, council will work with State and Federal Governments and their agencies, together with community organisations, to implement the activities required to meet its long-term objectives.

“But to get it right, we need our community to share their thoughts with us on the kind of city that they want.

[social_quote duplicate=”no” align=”default”]“Think about what you would like to see retained [/social_quote]or changed, and your vision for Campbelltown in 20 years from now, and share those with us via the survey,” the mayor said.

Over the coming months, council will provide a range of opportunities for the community to share their thoughts, including a telephone survey to be conducted in early December and community workshops.

All eligible participants who complete the online survey by February 3 next year will have the chance to win one of two $100 Visa Prepaid gift cards.

Submissions close on February 3, 2017.

To have your say, visit the website link here.



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