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08 July 2013 Posted by 

Campbelltown is future capital of Macarthur

By Red Dwyer

CAMPBELLTOWN – “Capital of Macarthur” – will play a pivotal role in the future development of the region, according to the Campbelltown Community Strategic Plan.

The plan, covering the 2013-2023 period outlines the aspirations and objectives of the community, and sets out the strategies for achieving these objectives.

With regard to its economic objective the plan aims to encourage the balanced development of the city, attract businesses to create jobs and the promotion of Campbelltown as a regional city through the growth of the city’s major business centres.

“The emergence of the city as a regional centre will provide a wide range of education and employment opportunities, particularly for young people,” the plan said “This is anticipated in the retail and health sectors with the university, hospitals and new aged care services creating a wide range of employment opportunities.

On the issue of accessibility the plan notes the development and implementation of infrastructure plans to support efficient movement around the city, and the encouragement of the use of alternative transportation in, out and around the city “Campbelltown is emerging as an important regional centre and effective management of our assets is critical to ensure their preservation for current and future generations."

The plan notes the items of regional significance include the University of Western Sydney including the School of Medicine, two TAFE colleges, a major regional hospital, major regional shopping centre, regional arts centre, a variety of health services, recreational facilities including the Campbelltown Sports Stadium and a passenger and goods rail line.

“The value of these assets is improved by their close proximity and complimentary functions to the rapidly growing South West Growth Centre,” the plan said Incoming residents tend to be those with middle to lower incomes coming from suburbs in south western Sydney.

This pattern is more pronounced in the north of the City and is characterised by a much greater cultural diversity, and highly qualified new residents.



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