26 September 2023

Public get say over Pyrmont planning

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The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment has released the Pyrmont Peninsula Place Strategy for public comment, with feedback being sought on the 10 directions set to guide the transformation of the tourism precinct.

Minister for Planning and Public Spaces, Rob Stokes said the directions focused on encouraging new jobs, innovation and investment while also ensuring the area’s long-term liveability and sustainability.

“Pyrmont is already home to tens of thousands of jobs, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Sydney and is a much loved home for many residents,” Mr Stokes said.

“Strategic planning based on strong collaboration and a shared vision will transform this jobs and tourism precinct into an economic powerhouse over the next 20 years,” he said.

“Feedback from the community and businesses will play a crucial role in setting the vision for this important precinct so we’ve moved consultation online to make it easier for everyone to share their ideas safely from home.”

Mr Stokes said a map of Pyrmont had been placed online to allow users to click directly on a specific area and leave their comments and ideas.

He said the 10 directions were development that complements or enhances the area; jobs and industries of the future; centres for residents, workers and visitors; a unified planning framework; a tapestry of greener public spaces and experiences; creativity, culture and heritage; making it easier to move around; building now for a sustainable future; great homes that can suit the needs of more people; and a collaborative voice.

He said a draft masterplan would be released for further consultation in July, with the final plan to be completed by the end of October.

Further information, including how to have a say can be accessed at this PS News link.

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