Hurstville Place Strategy primes suburb for transformation

Catalyst for change: Mayor of Georges River Council Kevin Greene (right) with Michael Coombes, Director of Coombes Property Group at the construction site of One Hurstville Plaza last week.
Catalyst for change: Mayor of Georges River Council Kevin Greene (right) with Michael Coombes, Director of Coombes Property Group at the construction site of One Hurstville Plaza last week.

The public have until November 4 to comment on Georges River Council's Draft Hurstville Place Strategy which seeks to transform the Hurstville CBD through economic, cultural and infrastructure improvement projects.

The Strategy outlines twelve priority projects for the Hurstville CBD area, including: planning for a healthy community, encouraging a bustling night-time economy, and creating a connected walkable centre with increased tree canopy.

Georges River Council mayor Kevin Greene said the strategy will be a catalyst for significant change in Hurstville, as Council drives the vision of Hurstville.

"Council has launched the Draft Hurstville Place Strategy at a pivotal point in Hurstville's evolution as a key strategic centre in Sydney," Councillor Greene said.

"Georges River Council is leveraging the City's existing strengths as a bustling commercial, retail and cultural centre with convenient access to the Sydney CBD and Sydney Airport.

"The construction of One Hurstville Plaza which is currently underway is a significant step forward in Council's goal of attracting investment and jobs to Hurstville.

"I strongly encourage local residents to share feedback on the Draft Strategy online at Your Say Georges River, to ensure the future Hurstville is a place that accommodates the professional and lifestyle needs of the community."

Director of Coombes Property Group Michael Coombes said construction of the new $60 million One Hurstville Plaza will help to support this goal of creating a vibrant local economy for the suburb's CBD.

"The Hurstville Place Strategy establishes a clear agenda and set of priorities to develop Hurstville as a key regional centre. Our project currently under construction, One Hurstville Plaza, demonstrates our confidence in Hurstville," Mr Coombes said.

"We are particularly proud of the various social, economic, and planning benefits our project will create, including the generation of hundreds of jobs, being a catalyst for further regeneration of the Hurstville CBD, and increasing the competitiveness of Hurstville as a business location of choice."

Pascal Bobillier, General Manager - Development, Coombes Property Group, said One Hurstville Plaza will provide premium commercial office space comparable to other major employment centres in Sydney.

People can view the strategy and share feedback online at Your Say Georges River:

The document can also be viewed at the following Georges River Council Customer

Service locations: Georges River Service Centre, MacMahon Street, Hurstville, between 8.30am and

5.00pm, Monday to Friday;

Georges River Council Kogarah Service Centre and Library, Kogarah Town Square, Belgrave Street, Kogarah, between 8.30am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday;

Hurstville Library, during library opening hours.

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