Campbelltown to become ‘Australia’s greenest city’

Vision: The future Campbelltown CBD shows what the area around Mawson Park would look like. Picture: Campbelltown Council
Vision: The future Campbelltown CBD shows what the area around Mawson Park would look like. Picture: Campbelltown Council

Australia's greenest and most sustainable city.

That’s the aim for our city, Campbelltown Council revealed today.

The Re-Imagining Campbelltown strategy – formed by council and Deloitte – was released today and highlights the council’s intention to create a green city and a thriving local economy in Campbelltown CBD.

The strategy also includes the creation of a 400-hectare health and education precinct. The area would see paediatrics, Aboriginal services and gastro motility specialists set up shop within a stone’s throw of Campbelltown Hospital – with the aim of bringing medical science, research and education together in the one area.

Creating the country’s greenest city is the most ambitious part of the plan.

There are several ways council hope to achieve that goal.

Those include the revitalisation and naturalisation of the canal network, encouraging new buildings to adopt sustainable energy solution and green facades (like green roofs and green walls), encourage growth along transport corridors to reduce urban sprawl, and encourage residents to walk rather than hop in cars.

Campbelltown mayor George Brticevic said growth was coming to the city, but it was up to council to ensure the area was a place “people will want to invest in, want to live in and want to visit”.

“Campbelltown has today put its hand up and said it’s prepared to meet these growth targets head on,” he said.

“We can’t afford to just sit back and wait for growth to overtake us.”

More details to come.

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