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22 April 2017 Posted by 

OUR WALKABLE TOWN CENTRES

Blacktown and Penrith lead the way
By Red Dwyer
BLACKTOWN and Penrith local government authorities are leading the way in having walkable town centres.
 
Western Sydney should have the same advantages as inner-Sydney suburbs, that is, well designed and planned higher density neighbourhoods to improve health and economic outcomes.
 
This is the view of the Committee for Sydney’s latest paper, “Adding to the Dividend, Ending the Divide”, the third in a series,
 
“Blacktown City Council is leading a Committee for Sydney research program into reanimating our town centres and Penrith City Council is also a pioneer in this approach in the region,” the document said.
 
“Although it’s early days, Penrith is starting to attract more employment, as businesses cluster to service the growing local population or to tap into a ready jobs market. 
 
“This has fed into Penrith’s growth over the past four years which has outstripped Greater Sydney’s.”
 
The committee said high density; mixed-use centres supported a greater diversity of services, entertainment and social amenities.
 
“Western Sydney should have its share of walkable neighbourhoods, which are currently concentrated in the inner city,” the document said. 
 
The committee has embarked on developing a strategy and toolkit for improving the
walkability of the town centres and suburbs of Western Sydney to improve health and economic outcomes.


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