The City of Canada Bay is the consent authority responsible for managing services, facilities and infrastructure in the Rhodes Peninsula.
The City of Canada Bay is taking a Place Based Approach to development, design, creation, activation, engagement and management of the Rhodes Peninsula. Council’s main focus is the delivery of over 40 social and physical infrastructure and planning projects into the future.
Traditionally, Local Government has operated along functional lines; place management challenges this approach and provides a common theme of working together more effectively towards shared goals. A place-based approach goes beyond the repair or upgrade of a particular asset, or the delivery of a specific service; it integrates various elements to provide an overall improvement in the place (and for the people) where these initiatives are being delivered.
Stakeholders have a major role in a place-based approach which recognises that communities have an important role to play in shaping our service delivery. Involving business, residents, and other partners as delivery agents they have greater ownership and responsibility for improvments and managment. The key benefits of a place based approach are a greater return on investment, improved local communication, and strengthened local partnerships.
The Department of Planning and Environment has been working closely with the City of Canada Bay Council to investigate opportunities to revitalise Rhodes East. The Rhodes East area was nominated as a potential Priority Precinct by Council, and includes land on the eastern side of the rail line, within walking distance of Rhodes train station.
The Department has undertaken a range of consultation activities with the local community and other stakeholders to understand what they like about their area and how it could be improved in the coming years. This feedback was used to help inform a draft Priority Precinct Plan.
In planning and developing the Rhodes Peninsula, relevant policies, plans and research relating to the physical and social aspects had to be considered.
Council works in partnership with a variety of stakeholders, businesses, government departments and community organisation, to deliver services, programs and infrastructure to the area's growing population.
Stakeholders have a major role in a place-based approach in the Rhodes Peninsula. This approach recognises that communities have an important role to play in shaping our service delivery and involving business, residents, and other partners as delivery agents they have greater ownership and responsibility for improvments and managment.
The benefits fo this approach include: