RESIDENTS in the Blacktown area are invited to contribute ideas to future plans for growth, homes and jobs in their suburb over the next 20 years.
It's of interest to those concerned about housing, jobs close to home, accessing roads or public transport, making sure the environment is protected and ensuring that their children have the best possible future.
The state government wants fresh views, especially from residents in Riverstone, for the 20-year Metropolitan Strategy discussion paper.
For the first time, the Metropolitan Strategy will be aligned with the State Infrastructure Strategy and Transport Master Plan to ensure a whole of government approach to Sydney’s future.
The government is preparing for Sydney’s expected population to reach 5.6 million by 2031, when the appropriate housing, infrastructure and transport plans are in place.
The paper can be viewed online at www.haveyoursay.nsw.gov.au or at www.planning.nsw.gov.au.
Submissions close on Friday, June 29 and all viewpoints will be considered by the NSW government.