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17 May 2018 Posted by 

GATEWAY FOR SMART INVESTMENT

Case to transform Campbelltown
RED DWYER
A COMPELLING case to transform Campbelltown into a vibrant, entrepreneurial and dynamic centre to attract “smart” investment and talented residents is a must for the “gateway” city.

“Campbelltown City is the southern gateway to metropolitan Sydney,” said Campbelltown general manager, Lindy Deitz, in the ambitious document, Re-Imaging Campbelltown CBD Draft Vision, commissioned by council and prepared by Deloitte in collaboration with Cox Architecture.

“[The city’s] proximity to the new Badgerys Creek Airport will help consolidate its future as an important economic and lifestyle hub for the Macarthur region”

Mayor, George Brticevic, was optimistic about the city’s growth prospects.

“I’m proud that, as a Council, we’re taking ownership to pro-actively plan for and capitalise on the opportunities that come with extensive growth, while responsibly considering and enhancing the historic and natural assets that make our city unique,”

Christopher Brown, chairman, Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue, which assisted council in launching the report at Parliament House in Sydney, said the vision for Campbelltown centred on leveraging existing assets in health and education and creating a “smart and sustainable” city which could attract talent and investment.

“This is a place that is capable of breeding both corporates, and koalas,” he said in a nod to the region’s natural assets.

“The new vision for the centre of Campbelltown as a bustling mixed use precinct with buildings up to 20 stories high with extensive greenery is an excellent re-positioning of this important centre,” said Urban Taskforce CEO, Chris Johnson

A key part in the drive to create a “true metropolitan CBD” and “Australia’s greenest city.” is focussed on the creation of a leading centre of health services, medical research and medical technology activity.

This centre, the Campbelltown Health and Education Precinct, has been identified as a priority economic development strategy in reshaping Campbelltown’s economic future, in Campbelltown Health and Education Precinct Vision and Strategy, report prepared by Deloitte for council.

The 400-hectare precinct, which includes Campbelltown Hospital, Campbelltown Private Hospital, and the Macarthur Clinical School, along with Western Sydney University and

TAFE NSW campuses, is the largest of Western Sydney’s five health and education precincts.

“The development of a compelling case was required to entice corporate investment, from sectors such as health technology, professional services and other advanced sectors was a challenge for the growth of Campbelltown,” the document said.

A range of compelling reasons was required, also, to ensure talented people were attracted and retained in the local area – talented entrepreneurs would be critical in the local economy, and in driving start-ups.

 



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