Have your say on rural

The Horsley Drive, Horsley Park. Picture: Chris Lane
The Horsley Drive, Horsley Park. Picture: Chris Lane

Residents have been telling Fairfield mayor Frank Carbone they are keen to have their say on the future of Horsley Park and Cecil Park.

Now they have their chance. 

A public meeting will also be held on Monday,  November 12 at 6.30pm at the Mandavilla Function Centre. 

Mayor Carbone will be on hand with representatives from the Greater Sydney Commission, state government agencies and council staff to discuss planning for the area which began when the Fairfield rural lands were identified as part of an investigation area for possible future urban development.

Items on the agenda – taking into account the future Western Sydney Aerotropolis and Western Sydney Employment Area  – include:

  • Proposed new roads and infrastructure.
  • A mix of different housing types and employment opportunities.
  • A future Parramatta to Western Sydney Airport (WSA) rail line is under consideration and should this proceed there may be potential for higher density residential development around a future railway station.

“This is potentially one of the biggest changes to our city since the introduction of rail in 1856. A new rail link would connect us to Sydney’s three cities and provide opportunities for education, recreation, and thousands of new jobs and homes,” mayor Carbone said.

“Council and the state agencies are very keen to listen to residents at this early stage in the investigations and give them plenty of opportunities to have their say on this very important matter.”

  • Plans will be released for public comment on November 9 on council’s website and will remain open for comment until February 8. Copies will also be available at council offices.