Residents of the Georges River and Canterbury Bankstown have the opportunity to have their say in the development of a unique new green space plan for the Salt Pan Creek Open Space Corridor, which includes the foreshore on both sides of Salt Pan Creek.
Through funding provided by the Metropolitan Greenspace Program, Georges River Council has partnered with the City of Canterbury Bankstown to develop an overarching plan for the Salt Pan Creek Corridor.
Both councils are seeking feedback from the community on the planning framework and comments are invited between 23 October and 20 November 2020.
Community consultation will assist the development of the Spatial Framework for the Salt Pan Creek Green Grid corridor and set out a vision for the corridor as part of the wider Green Grid network in Sydney, which promotes sustainable development while maximising quality of life and wellbeing.
The Greater Sydney Region Plan, A Metropolis of Three Cities identifies the Greater Sydney Green Grid as the element which sets a long-term vision for a network of high-quality green areas that will connect communities to green infrastructure.
It will encourage healthy lifestyles, support walking and cycling, provide better access to open space, enhance bushland and support ecological resilience.
Georges River Council mayor Kevin Greene said that the project aims to enhance connectivity along the corridor for fauna, flora and the community, and is encouraging residents to have a say.
"The Salt Pan Creek Open Space Corridor is an important corridor for the region,hosting important ecological communities, including mangroves and wetlands," Councillor Greene said.
"The corridor offers recreational facilities and walking and cycling trails on both sides of the creek, and there is now an exciting opportunity for the community to tell us what recreational and lifestyle improvements they would like to see.
"The corridor covers significant ground and is surrounded by the suburbs of Lugarno, Peakhurst, Riverwood, Punchbowl, Bankstown, Padstow and Padstow Heights, and I am delighted to be collaborating with the City of Canterbury Bankstown to help improve the quality of life in both local government areas.
"The Spatial Framework document will identify future improvement works which will have a significant benefit not just for current generations but for many years to come, and I encourage residents to share their feedback for improving the area by visiting Your Say Georges River before 20 November," Cr Greene said.
To have your say, visit https://yoursay.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au/salt-pan-Creek-corridor-consultation