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North Sydney Council hosts Community Forums on Economic Development and Integrated Transport

North Sydney Council 3 mins read

6 June 2024

 

How will the opening of the new metro line impact economic growth in North Sydney? What steps are needed to change behaviours and encourage drivers to choose alternative transport modes? These are just a couple of the crucial questions to be explored at the upcoming Economic Development and Integrated Transport Community Forums hosted by North Sydney Council next week.

The forums will be live-streamed on North Sydney Council’s YouTube channel, providing the community with an accessible platform to generate discussion and feedback on the future.

Featuring a panel of experts, the forums will address the challenges and opportunities in North Sydney’s future through an insights and evidence-based discussion. The local community is encouraged to tune in and ask questions of the panel via the online platform.

These forums are part of a broader community consultation campaign, urging residents to “Have your say on our next ten years.” The campaign aims to shape the future of North Sydney across five key focus areas: Culture and Creativity, Economic Development, Integrated Transport, Open Space and Recreation, and Social Inclusion.

Discussion Papers on each focus area have been developed to guide community consultation. These papers highlight the strengths, challenges, and strategic opportunities within the North Sydney LGA, encouraging residents to reflect on the current state, envision the future, and consider the pathways to achieve it. The community is encouraged to read these papers prior to the relevant forums.

Residents, businesses and visitors can also provide feedback by completing an online survey at https://yoursay.northsydney.nsw.gov.au/our-next-ten-years. Complete the survey to have a chance to win a $100 gift voucher.

Mayor Zoë Baker said, “We want everyone in the North Sydney community to have their say on our next ten years and play a meaningful role in deciding where we want to be and how we’ll get there. Your feedback is crucial in helping us identify our community’s needs and priorities and understanding how we can work together to deliver the outcomes.

“This will be a true partnership between Council and community, and we want everyone to feel empowered to participate in and influence local decision-making. Please have your say on North Sydney's next ten years and help us create a future that reflects the needs and aspirations of our whole community.”

Community forum details:

Both forums will be live-streamed at youtube.com/northsydneycouncil

Economic Development Community Forum

Tuesday 11 June, 6pm

Panellists: Jeremy Gill – Director of Policy at Committee for Sydney, Victoria Moxey – 24 Hour Economy Commissioner (NSW)/Director Programs at Department of Enterprise, Investment and Trade

 

Integrated Transport Community Forum

Wednesday 12 June, 6pm

Panellists: Brooke Knox – Director Lighthouse Innovation Projects at Transport for NSW, Jaci Armstrong – Diversity and Inclusion Advisor at Guide Dogs NSW/ACT, David Levinson – Professor of Transport and University of Sydney and Paul Forward – Former Chief Executive Roads and Maritime Services.

A future forum will also address the focus area of Culture and Creativity on Tuesday, 18 June.

How will community feedback be used?

The information collected through this consultation will help to identify the needs and aspirations of the North Sydney community over the next ten years and will be used to develop a strategy for each focus area.

These strategies will then be combined to develop Council’s new Community Strategic Plan for 2025-2035 which will outline our shared vision for the future. The strategies will also inform Council’s future Delivery Programs, Operational Plans and Resourcing Strategies, to ensure that Council’s resources are focused on delivering the outcomes needed and wanted by the North Sydney community.

For more information, please visit https://yoursay.northsydney.nsw.gov.au/our-next-ten-years

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