A plan to manage the growth and development of Blacktown City to 2041 and beyond has been adopted by Blacktown City Council.
The Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) sets out how Council will support Blacktown’s growing population with the right infrastructure in partnership with the community, business, NSW and Australian governments.
Blacktown City Mayor Tony Bleasdale OAM said: “Blacktown City has experienced sustained growth since the 1960s, developing into a vibrant, dynamic and multicultural city.
“Blacktown City is a major contributor to Sydney’s economy and housing market. Within 10 years our population will exceed that of Tasmania and our annual regional economic activity will exceed $26 billion.”
The LSPS is a significant strategic planning document and is consistent with the Blacktown Community Strategic Plan: Our Blacktown 2036 and the NSW Government’s strategies for Greater Sydney, the Greater Sydney Region Plan and the Central City District Plan.
The LSPS gives Council the ability to translate NSW and Australian government plans, and will guide future updates to our Local Environmental Plan. The plan will enhance Council’s ability to address important issues for our community regarding equity of access to housing, employment, transport and health services, arts, culture and recreation opportunities, and to a healthy environment.
“We look forward to working together to make our City the best place it can be for you, your family and your business,” Mayor Bleasdale said.
The Local Strategic Planning Statement was adopted by Council on 25 March 2020 and is available online at: www.blacktown.nsw.gov.au