Advocacy

Advocacy
Aerial Photo of Civic Tower Bankstown
Building any great city relies on investing in infrastructure and creating jobs.  
Aerial Photo of the Civic Tower in Bankstown

Building any great city relies on investing in infrastructure and creating jobs.

 

Council has recently adopted a report titled “More Jobs .. Better Places… More Quickly”. It is aimed at both the Federal and State Governments and focuses on what our City needs to do to Respond, Recover and Thrive in a new world post COVID-19.

It deals with short term infrastructure spending which will generate immediate employment opportunities for our residents and stimulate local businesses.

It also addresses the importance of fast-tracking long-term infrastructure projects and restructuring financial arrangements across the tiers of Government, so those best placed to deliver economic stimulus have the necessary resources to do so.

The report outlines the key priorities for both the State and Federal Governments and proposes:

  • They recognise the key role Local Government can play in the economic recovery.
  • They provide immediate capital injection into shovel ready infrastructure projects.
  • They allocate funding to long term projects, in particular those that target town centre renewal and the environment.
  • They provide targeted funding to provide skills and employment support for those most affected, including female, youth aged and those from CALD backgrounds.
  • They rethink their funding policies and how this can support and sustain local government. 

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More Jobs... Better Places… More Quickly

The City of Canterbury Bankstown acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land, water and skies of Canterbury-Bankstown, the Darug (Darag, Dharug, Daruk, Dharuk) People. We recognise and respect Darug cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land. We acknowledge the First Peoples’ continuing importance to our CBCity community.