Casey residents are invited to have a say on their local activity centre with the Draft Activity Centres Strategy currently open for public comment.
The City of Casey is home to 81 activity centres that people use for shopping, work, eating and meeting – ranging from large centres like Fountain Gate-Narre Warren CBD and the Cranbourne Town Centre to the many smaller precincts and neighbourhood shopping strips.
The new strategy outlines Council's vision to create a strong and vibrant network of activity centres across the municipality, and guidance on their growth and development to ensure they are thriving economic and social hubs for the community.
With a particular focus on jobs and economic development, the draft strategy promotes a broader range of land uses in activity centres and encourages co-location of supermarkets, childcare, gyms and offices, with three key focus areas:
- Shopping locally
- Increasing local jobs, especially higher wage, white-collar job opportunities
- Making our activity centres better places to spend time, and more enjoyable
As our city continues to grow and change, Council needs to ensure that local activity centres meet the needs of the community, create accessible employment opportunities and support our vision of creating Australia’s most liveable city.
To find out more about the strategy and to have your say visit conversations.casey.vic.gov.au or call Council on 9705 5200.
An information session will be held on Wednesday 27 November at 6.15 pm, at Bunjil Place Function Centre, 2 Patrick Northeast Drive. Register via the Casey Conversation’s page or call 9705 5200.
There will also be three informal drop-in sessions:
- Lynbrook Community Centre, Wednesday 20 November, 10.00 am - 5.00 pm
- Selandra Community Hub, Friday 22 November, 10.00 am - 4.30 pm
- Autumn Place Community Centre, Monday 2 December, 10.00 am - 4.30 pm
Feedback can be provided before 24 December 2019.