Our Blacktown 2036 outlines Council’s practical approach to achieving the community’s aspirations for the City. Alongside the 6 strategic directions is a set of transformational projects that completes the vision for the City.
The transformational projects identify key priorities for our community, including “breakthrough” areas to advance the long term strategy. Council, along with the other relevant stakeholders, will work towards delivering these projects, ensuring the vision is achieved. The transformational projects support delivery of the strategic directions. As strategies are confirmed, they will also become key actions in the Delivery Program and Operational Plan.
The projects identified that will help transform Blacktown City include:
Blacktown International Sportspark (BISP)
- BISP Master Plan
- International Centre of Training Excellence
Blacktown City Centre
- Warrick Lane development
- University campus
- Health precinct
- Council offices
- Riverstone Town Centre master plan
- Animal Rehoming Centre
The transformational projects are at different stages of development. In most cases a detailed business case and funding strategy is still to be considered by Council.
The projects vary in nature and may include work in the following areas:
- Construction and capital expenditure
- Planning and design
- Facilitation, including the negotiation of agreements between Blacktown City and external parties for a future project
- Advocacy and issues management.
In each case, we will seek to secure co-contributions from the NSW Government to the project to leverage and augment the benefits to the community.
An outline of the transformational projects is provided below. More detail is provided in the Delivery Program and Operational Plan
BLACKTOWN INTERNATIONAL SPORTSPARK (BISP)
BISP Master Plan
A visionary new master plan for the Blacktown International Sportspark Including a public square, hotel, athlete hostel, food and beverage facilities, transport, and traffic connections.
International Centre of Training Excellence
A technologically advanced facility for sports science and training which will form the centrepiece of the new Blacktown International Sportspark.
BLACKTOWN CITY CENTRE
Warrick Lane development
This key location to be developed as a new landmark commercial and residential hub in the Blacktown city centre.
Secure a major university campus of at least 2 faculties located in the city centre of Blacktown.
We will work with the NSW Government and private health sector to facilitate the colocation of a private hospital facility or allied medical services.
The Council organisation, based in Flushcombe Road, Blacktown has outgrown its current premises. We have developed a future organisation and service strategy which includes confirming refurbished office accommodation in Blacktown city centre.
RIVERSTONE TOWN CENTRE MASTER PLAN
A vibrant and sustainable town centre for Riverstone will move forward under a city centre master plan, building a vibrant and sustainable future for this heritage town.
ANIMAL HOLDING FACILITY
A new state-of-the-art animal rehoming centre. Work will soon start on the first custom-built animal rehoming centre of its kind in Australia.