Have Your Say - Blacktown CBD Forum goes online

Published on 08 October 2020

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Blacktown City Council is giving residents and businesses the opportunity to go online and ‘Have Your Say’ on the major projects, plans and issues in the Blacktown CBD.

Blacktown City Mayor Tony Bleasdale OAM said; “We want to update the community on our major CBD projects and share the plans that we have for our city centre. We also want to give residents and business owners the opportunity to raise issues of concern, relating to the CBD.

“Due to COVID restrictions, Council hasn’t been able to hold our regular face-to-face community forums.

“Earlier this year we held an extremely successful ‘Q and A’ style online forum on the planning and transport issues facing residents and businesses in Marsden Park.

“We live streamed the forum on social media and connected with more than 10,000 people.” Mayor Bleasdale said.

Council will hold a livestream online Blacktown CBD forum on Monday 26 October, at 7pm.

Mayor Bleasdale will be joined on a panel by Deputy Mayor Julie Griffiths, Australian Catholic University’s National Manager, Strategic Projects, Jane Caton and representatives from business and the community.

The panel will give updates on the major projects, answer questions and discuss the issues of concern relating to the Blacktown CBD.

Residents and business are invited to submit pre-recorded video questions, email questions or they can text in on the night.

“We are undertaking a massive redevelopment of the Warrick Lane precinct, building an underground carpark, creating a new park and plaza with shops, restaurants and offices.” Mayor Bleasdale said.

“The Australian Catholic University opens its campus in the City centre in February next year bringing hundreds and eventually thousands of students into the CBD.

“In addition, Council is breathing new life into the centre of Blacktown with a series of activations including street art, pop-up parks and music performances, with food festivals back as soon as COVID restrictions allow.

“We want to share the excitement and at the same time hear the issues of concern.” Mayor Bleasdale said.  

Blacktown CBD Online community forum: Monday 26 October. 7.00 pm.

https://www.facebook.com/BlacktownCityCouncil/

For further information: www.blacktown.nsw.gov.au/blacktowncbdforum

To submit your questions, or submit a video question email: forums@blacktown.nsw.gov.au

 

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