Feedback encouraged for town centre studies

Published Tuesday, 31st October 2017

Fairfield City Centre

Fairfield City Council invites the community to provide feedback on three town centre urban design studies that will be exhibited from 1 November.

The draft urban design studies for Fairfield City Centre (applying to key sites larger than 2,500m2), Fairfield Heights Town Centre and Villawood Town Centre outline a number of opportunities to improve built environments and community space in the future.

Mayor of Fairfield City Frank Carbone strongly encourages the community to provide feedback on the draft studies.

“The draft urban design studies provide an integrated framework for the development of the town centres to benefit future generations,” Mayor Carbone said.

“The studies propose more homes and open space in our town centres to enhance the local economy and provide public transport access to new residents, while also ensuring our town centres become even more attractive and vibrant places to live, work and play.”

Other recommendations within the plan include improvements to pedestrian connections and roadways, parking and community spaces to ensure well-balanced and liveable town centres are created for the community to enjoy.

“I invite the community to review the draft urban design studies and provide feedback during the public exhibition periods.”

Proposals in the Fairfield City Centre Urban Design Study include enhancing various Fairfield City Centre laneways and footpaths for greater pedestrian amenity and the possible construction of a multi-storey car park across the railway line at Ware Street. The Fairfield Heights study proposes new streetscaping with more trees and raised pedestrian crossings to improve accessibility, while the Villawood study provides the framework for improved pedestrian connectivity and public spaces.

The  urban design studies will be on public exhibition from Wednesday 1 November 2017 until Wednesday 17 January 2018 inclusive. The community is able to provide feedback to Council by 5pm Friday 19 January 2018. 

A copy of the draft urban design studies and supporting information can be viewed on Council’s website and at the Administration Building from Monday to Friday betwen 8.30am and 4.30pm.

“In addition to reviewing the strategies on our website or at our Administration Building, Council will also hold information sessions so community members can have their questions answered by staff,” Mayor Carbone said.

“Council wants to ensure that our community can provide feedback on the urban design studies as we look at ways of improving land uses within our town centres.”

Information session details:

Drop-in Information Session
Tuesday 14 November, any time between 4.30pm and 9pm
Council Administration Building, 86 Avoca Road, Wakeley

Fairfield City Centre community consultation
Thursday 16 November, any time between 9.30am and 9pm
Fairfield Library, corner of Barbara and Kenyon Streets, Fairfield

Fairfield Heights community consultation
Thursday 16 November, any time between 9.30am and 6pm
Woolworths open air arcade, 186 The Boulevarde, Fairfield Heights

Villawood community consultation
Thursday 16 November, any time between 9.30am and 6pm
Villawood Senior Citizens Centre, 29 Villawood Rd, Villawood