Have say on 20-year plan

RESIDENTS are encouraged to have their say on a controversial 20-year plan to improve transport networks and streetscapes in Bankstown.

The draft Bankstown Complete Streets Transport and Place Plan will be on public exhibition until June 17 and Mayor Khal Asfour says it includes a streetscape plan to make Bankstown more accessible and also sets out the vision, principles and strategies that will guide the future growth of its transport system.
Recommendations within the draft plan include: Completing the ring road to provide better access to the edges of Bankstown; creating additional public spaces and shared zones; simplifying bus routes; adding more street trees; and installing new pedestrian/cycle routes and bike lanes.
“This plan is part of our commitment to transform Bankstown’s CBD and improve liveability,” the Mayor said.
“At the same time, we aim to make changes that will improve traffic to local businesses and create a greener destination where residents feel safe.
“This is all about creating better access for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists alike.
“Our vision is to make Bankstown an even more desirable place to live in, work in, visit and enjoy, and this can only be achieved with planning and community feedback.”
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