On 13 May 2020, Blacktown City Council released its draft Delivery program 2017-2021 and Operational Plan 2020/21. The document outlines actions and targets, budget, capital works and rates, fees and charges. Given the growth of Blacktown and its already significant population,
a strong program needs to be put in place to ensure equity and access is built so that communities feel connected and thrive especially under current circumstances. Council adoption of the Quadruple Bottom Line Framework lends itself towards positive sustainable development of
the city and a movement towards an equitable and accessible city.
Given the nature of the whole of city impact the Delivery and Operational Plan has, Western Sydney Community Forum (WSCF) sought to work with local place-based services to put forward recommendations that ensure the communities of Blacktown are safe, healthy and engaged.
Our partners for this submission are Blacktown Area Community Centres (BACC), Blacktown Youth Services Association (BYSA) and Riverstone Neighbourhood Centre and Community Aid Services Inc. (RNC). We would collectively like to thank Council, our members, and partners in providing an opportunity to come together to comment on Council plans and look forward to future opportunities to engage with Council.