The first phase of Reimagining Campbelltown CBD commenced late 2017 following an intense tendering process, in which a consortium of world class consultants were successful. This consortium was lead by economic development specialists, Deloitte and included technical experts in transport and infrastructure (Jacobs), sustainability (Kinesis), strategic and structure planning and urban design (Cox Architecture).
Phase 1 was heavily based around data collection and stakeholder engagement to realise the vision for the future of the Campbelltown CBD. This was informed using the aspirations expressed during a multitude of stakeholder workshops, one-on-one meetings, and from the previous extensive consultation process undertaken with our community, as part of the development of the Community Strategic Plan (CSP).
The results of the CSP engagement were fundamental to the development of the draft vision, and the community's goals and aspirations for the CBD from this engagement were used to inform stakeholder workshops, and were elaborated to reach the final vision.
Consultation and Engagement
The first phase of Reimagining Campbelltown CBD relied heavily on stakeholder and community consultation and engagement throughout the development of the vision, and prior to Council's adoption on the Vision Report.
An internal Project Reference Group was established to ensure a cross collaboration of specialist professionals were given the opportunity to apply their technical and local expertise to the development of the vision. This group, as well as Council's Senior Leadership team and Councillors were consistently consulted with and engaged throughout the duration of the project.
The Deloitte consortium conducted stakeholder workshops which were attended by community groups, government agencies, local businesses, local members of parliament and community advocates to inform the growth principles and overarching vision to Reimagining Campbelltown CBD.
Following the establishment of a Draft Vision report and growth principles, a road show of engagement activities commenced which saw Council staff members at local events and centres to encourage the community to participate in surveys, address staff with any questions or concerns regarding the project, and to opt in to receive updates about the progress of the project.
A full description of all engagement activities from Phase 1 including an in-depth analysis of surveys and submissions can be found in the Engagement Summary(5MB, PDF)