Plans underway to create more jobs in Wyndham

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Wyndham City Council plans to draw more companies to Wyndham to cater to its growing population and reduce the need for residents to travel outside the city for work

In the recently-released Wyndham Urban Framework Plan, Emerging Options Paper, the Council identified where the City ought to “grow” so more residents can live, work and play within 20 minutes of their homes.

Urban Futures portfolio holder Intaj Khan said to build ‘20-minute neighbourhoods’, the creation of employment needed to be prioritised. “One of the main obstacles to this concept is that many of our skilled workforce have to leave our City every day for work in their field,” he said.

“This means our residents are travelling sometimes an hour each way to work, taking away quality time they can spend with their family, time enjoying our wide range of community or sporting facilities or social times with friends.”

Khan said that to strengthen the community socially and economically, it is vital to concentrate areas of employment in our strong commercial zones of Werribee City Centre and Hoppers Crossing, as well as growing economic opportunities in areas such as Williams Landing.

“It is already home to a large office building, a large shopping centre and plenty of new residential buildings. The area has space to grow and could develop a perfect example of our 20-minute neighbourhood model,” he said.

“Wyndham is the ideal spot for investment due to the presence of a highly skilled and educated workforce—which is expanding by the day—and its proximity to Avalon and Tullamarine airports and its accessibility to Melbourne and regional Victoria.”

Council released the Wyndham Urban Framework Plan, Emerging Options Paper for community consultation on 17 May and residents are asked to send in feedback on The Loop by Friday, 5 July.

To complete the survey, go to this link: https://theloop.wyndham.vic.gov.au/urbanplan.

To gather more knowledge on this plan there will be a two-hour hands-on information session on transforming Wyndham’s urban landscape to create a more liveable city on Wednesday, 12 June from 6.30pm to 8.30pm at the Encore Events Centre (Hoppers Crossing), and Thursday, 13 June from 6.30pm to 8.30pm at Wyncity in Point Cook.

To have your say visit https://theloop.wyndham.vic.gov.au/urbanplan

 

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