South West Sydney is experiencing unprecedented population growth, and the Greater Sydney Commission projects that the Western Parkland City will need to accommodate a population of more than 1.5 million people by 2036.
To support this growth in the Macarthur region, the economy and built form of the Campbelltown City of the future will need to be significantly different to what it is today, and by taking decisive action on planning our city centre now, we can structure this growth to transform our city into a prosperous and sustainable one, while respecting our important environmental, cultural and heritage assets.
Re-imagining Campbelltown CBD aims to kick start new employment and investment by attracting and supporting the next generation of jobs, homes and lifestyle, and create Australia’s greenest and most sustainable city. While planning for economic growth and sustainability, we envision Campbelltown to become a 30-minute city with improved connectivity.
A significant focus area will be the positioning of land uses to ensure an integrated urban structure promoting connectivity and less car-dependency, including a safe and accessible walking and cycling network.
Re-imagining Campbelltown CBD will redefine the ‘blue and green grid’ infrastructure system to bring sustainable water and green spaces through public spaces and development controls. This greening of the CBD supports many community benefits including the enhancement and protection of Aboriginal and heritage places of significance, a cooling effect to combat the urban heat island effect, and community recreation opportunities.
Through this future planning, Re-imagining Campbelltown CBD will create a connected, integrated and sustainable CBD, a liveable centre of opportunity with no grey to be seen, and a destination city where people will want to live, work, study and play.
This project is a multi staged process, with the second phase to commence in the coming months. To find out more about the different phases, refer to the graphic and links below or subscribe to keep in the loop with all things Re-imagining Campbelltown CBD!