Campbelltown City Council wants to boost our CBD’s night time economy – and it wants feedback and ideas from the community on how to do it.
Residents and local businesses are invited to have their say via an online survey and at a workshop at the Campbelltown Civic Hall on 20 June.
Campbelltown City is at the centre of one of the most significant growth corridors in NSW – and Council is using this growth to facilitate development in infrastructure, investment and jobs.
Mayor of Campbelltown, Cr George Brticevic, said Council was committed to creating a local economy that was dynamic, diverse and provided opportunities for residents, visitors, businesses and investors to live, work, play and learn close to home.
“We are focused on developing great places and a dynamic economy where businesses, families and neighbourhoods thrive,” he said.
“The creation of an evening/night time economy is an important element in the realisation of this vision and a necessary requirement for the revitalisation of Campbelltown CBD – just one of a number of major projects that are underway.”
Cr Brticevic said Council’s Community Strategic Plan, Campbelltown 2027, highlighted the need to reinvigorate tired CBDs by creating places that supported a vibrant, liveable city; celebrated art and culture, developed opportunities for tourism and promoted Campbelltown as a destination, as well as provided the community with places where they felt good.
“A healthy evening/night time economy will ensure that Campbelltown will become a CBD where people want to visit and come back to, and share that experience with others,” he said.
“The focus for this strategy will be activities offered after sunset (generally from 5pm), with the end result being a strategy that considers the current situation, recommendations to improve it and an action plan to implement the recommendations.”
Cr Brticevic said Campbelltown CBD had limited activity or offerings after 5pm that encouraged residents, businesses, commuters and visitors to linger.
“We want to create a CBD that is vibrant and attractive, and that offers a range of experiences to cater for everyone,” he said.
“We want to create opportunities for economic and employment growth, to encourage a diversity of businesses, experiences and activities across different times of the night in the Campbelltown CBD.
“The message is that Campbelltown is open for business.”
To complete the survey online click here, or pick up a hard copy from the council foyer, HJ Daley Library, Greg Percival Library, Ingleburn and Campbelltown Arts Centre.