17 July 2014
I share concerns of many local residents about the potential overdevelopment of the Bays Precinct, without sufficient community infrastructure, through the 30 year Bays Precinct program under Urban Growth announced today.
While the announcement includes assurances that public foreshore access will be retained, the project must be driven by public benefit not private profit, and the community must be involved in developing the vision, options and outcomes.
Any new development should include community facilities like childcare facilities, schools, health and recreation space needed to service more residents and commercial activities. Improved transport and access are vital if the Fish Market is to be redeveloped and the area to become a revitalised fresh food marketplace.