THIS week will be the first chance for the community to have their say on the Canterbury Road Corridor Review, which is currently on public exhibition.
Canterbury Bankstown Council administrator Richard Colley called for the review soon after he was appointed, when it became apparent the former Canterbury Council had approved developments that breached its own policies and strategies.
"A number of developments had been approved despite having excessive height and scale, which breached the council's own planning instruments," Mr Colley said.
The report includes 15 recommendations for the 8.6km length or road between Hurlstone Park and Punchbowl, and focuses on integrated transport options, land use and public amenity.
"The aim of these recommendations is to help guide the council and state agencies in making a more liveable environment along Canterbury Road," Mr Colley said.
Two community briefings will be held next Tuesday (September 19) at Canterbury League Club, Belmore. The first information session for the community will be at 6.30pm, while the second, specifically for landowners and residents of properties fronting Canterbury Road, will be held at 8.30pm. To attend a briefing session, register online at haveyoursay.cbcity.nsw.gov.au by 5pm on Monday, September 18.
The report can be viewed at the council's Customer Service Centres at Bankstown and Campsie weekdays, as well as at the council's nine libraries. The closing date for submissions is Tuesday, October 3. For more info, call 9707 9000.
"Once all feedback is considered, it will be up to the new council to enact this vision," Mr Colley said.