Council seeks ideas for new Community, Cultural & Civic Precinct

Warragamba Panorama

Council seeks ideas for new Community, Cultural & Civic Precinct

Posted on: 23.04.2019

Wollondilly Council is currently seeking ideas for what people would like to see as part of a new community facility based in Picton.

The Community, Cultural & Civic Precinct would focus on local community, cultural and creative spaces, with funding available through the Western Parkland City Liveability Program as part of the Western Sydney City Deal.

Acting CEO Michael Malone said, “This is an important opportunity to conserve Picton’s heritage and character, while also providing new and innovative facilities to make Wollondilly an even better place to live, learn, work and play.”

“We are working with residents, industry, businesses and landowners to create a Precinct that supports and promotes the strengths of the community, with opportunities for arts and culture, innovation and technology, learning and business, health and wellbeing,” he said.

The planning and development of the Precinct will also provide Council with the chance to build a new administrative building in Picton, funded separately from the Liveability Program.

The current Council building no longer has the capacity to cater for the many official and informal activities it hosts and will not be able to serve the needs of the growing population and staff into the future.

Mr Malone said, “It's important that we hear from a wide section of the community about what they would like to see included in the Wollondilly Community, Cultural and Civic Precinct.”

Council hopes to get as many people as possible to complete the survey on the Your Say Wollondilly website before 3 May 2019 https://www.yoursay.wollondilly.nsw.gov.au/wollondilly-community-cultural-and-civic-precinct