Tuesday, 16 May 2017 14:18

WSROC welcomes plan for liveable North West

New housing estate in Sydney's north west New housing estate in Sydney's north west

Media release 16 May, 2017

The Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC) has welcomed the NSW Government’s promise to build more liveable neighbourhoods in Sydney’s North West Priority Growth Area.

WSROC President Cr Stephen Bali said “WSROC has long advocated for a coordinated approach to planning – one that considers liveability as much as affordability.

“If we are going to build housing we must also build the essential infrastructure and services our communities need, It’s an approach that simply makes sense,” he said.

“We hope the Government’s commitment to whole-of-precinct planning will achieve the right balance of housing, transport, employment and recreation whilst reducing the pressure on local government in these high growth areas,” said Cr Bali.

“Catering to thousands of new residents every year is no easy feat, so it is critical that local government is involved at the planning stages to ensure seamless delivery of services in this unprecedented period of growth.

“WSROC particularly welcomes the Minister Roberts’ focus on urban greening, and we encourage the Department to look to local councils for examples of successful greening strategies in both new and existing communities.” said Cr Bali.

“Tree planting, parks and public spaces are a key part of building cooler, healthier and more liveable communities as people feel inspired to get outside and walk the dog, or kick a ball with the kids,” he said.

“While the plans for our new communities are exciting, providing great outcomes for existing communities is just as important, and we encourage the NSW Government to ensure the needs of neighbouring suburbs are considered in the precinct planning process,” said Cr Bali.

 

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