The final urban renewal plan the for the Arncliffe, Banksia and Cooks Cove Precincts of Sydney, has been released, setting out strategic land use and infrastructure planning for the transformation of the region.
The Bayside West 2036 Plan, involves renewal of Banksia and Arncliffe to deliver well-planned town centres with an expansion of retail areas around the railway stations to enable residents to do their shopping as they commute to work.
The 2036 Plan will deliver a new 7,000 square-metre park a short walk from Arncliffe town centre to create a Princes Highway corridor with more jobs, retail space and trees, and upgrades to existing parks.
Banksia and Arncliffe will see improvements to walkways and cycleways t, as well as open space and new parkland.
A Green Plan will guide planning and design of open space and tree canopy in Arncliffe and Banksia.
Cooks Cove will see improvements to pedestrian and cycling connections to improve access to the riverfront and key recreation areas such as the Landing Lights wetland area and a revamp of the Arncliffe Town Centre with a $10 million funding boost from the NSW Government’s Precinct Support Scheme, including up to $4.5 million towards upgrading Arncliffe Park and $2.5 million for Gardiner Park improvements.
Bayside Council will receive $2.5 million in State funding to help update its Local Environment Plan (LEP).
The rezoning of Banksia and Arncliffe will also be released shortly and is expected to provide thousands of new homes by 2036 through the Princes Highway corridor revitalisation and numerous jobs with the expansion of the town centres.