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City Strategy

Your Council, Your Future

Over the past few months, the City of Parramatta has been out and about meeting and speaking with the community and asking for ideas about what the future vision and priorities for our new City should be.

Draft vision and priorities statement

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Following this extensive community consultation, we have developed a draft vision and priorities statement for the new Local Government Area:

‘Sydney’s central city, sustainable, liveable, and productive – inspired by our communities’

The statement was created to reflect the feedback of more than 9,100 residents, staff and stakeholders who completed surveys, attended pop-up kiosks, workshops and focus groups to provide their opinions on a range of issues.

A number of strong themes emerged including he importance of a sense of community, green space, heritage and local jobs.

Feedback also showed that the community value the unique cultural and sporting activities and experiences that our City offers and that there is some concern around transport, parking, traffic management and managing growth.

The new vision recognises the important role that Council will play in shaping Sydney’s future as a Central City – aligning with the Greater Sydney Commission’s recently released draft 40 year vision for the region.

Priorities

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Priorities for the new City of Parramatta include:

  • building a stronger, more innovative council for our community’s future
  • managing growth and transport
  • promoting green spaces and the environment
  • providing opportunities for recreation and leisure
  • creating a strong economy with a strong city centre
  • having a community focus
  • supporting arts and culture celebrations and destinations
  • creating vibrant neighbourhoods and precincts.

The development of a draft statement of vision and priorities provides high level direction for the preparation of the Operational Plan and Budget for 2017-18. It is also a starting point for the preparation of the draft Community Strategic Plan.

At the City we aim to be a listening and open Council. You told us you want to see how community views and ideas influence our decisions.

Guided by our new Community Engagement Strategy, we’ll continue to listen, have conversations and report back to you, creating a stronger, more participative City for everyone.