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Parramatta residents, workers and visitors are being encouraged to help shape the future of the City by having their say on Council’s draft Community Strategic Plan (CSP), which will be on public exhibition from 16 April until 13 May 2018. The CSP is a guiding document for the City of Parramatta which outlines the community’s key priorities and aspirations.

It will help deliver the vision for the City over the next 20 years, making Parramatta ‘Sydney’s Central City, sustainable, liveable and productive – inspired by our communities’.

“The draft Plan is the result of nearly two years’ research and investigation and has been developed after extensive consultation with our community during that period,” City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Cr Andrew Wilson said.

“As Parramatta continues its evolution into Sydney’s Central City the challenge for all of us is to carefully manage this transformation in order to bring the greatest benefits to the entire community. The Community Strategic Plan is a crucial tool to help us achieve that.”

The draft Community Strategic Plan is the highest level of strategic planning undertaken by Council. It sits above all other Council plans and policies, and is supported by Council’s Delivery Program, Operational Plan and Resourcing Strategy. 

It includes six key objectives that have been identified to help deliver the vision for Parramatta, along with supporting strategies to achieve them. These long-term goals seek to ensure that we continue to deliver Australia’s Next Great City.

The Plan highlights the key precincts and projects for Parramatta and outlines the important role the City has to play in the future growth and prosperity of Greater Sydney.

“The Community Strategic Plan is not a Council plan, it belongs to everyone and incorporates the needs and aspirations of our community,” the Lord Mayor said.

“This is an important step in ensuring the City of Parramatta achieves its full potential and I encourage everyone to take the opportunity to have their say on this City-defining document.”

Public submissions on the draft Community Strategic Plan will be accepted until 13 May 2018. It can be viewed at all library branches in the City of Parramatta, and at Council’s Customer Contact Centre and Heritage Centre.

The draft CSP can also be viewed online

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