Apr 26, 2012

Gillard Government backs revitalisation Magill Urban Village

The Gillard Labor Government is backing Campbelltown City Council’s plans to revitalise the Magill Urban Village in Adelaide, part of efforts to make Australia’s 18 major cities more productive, sustainable and liveable.

A total of $100,000 in funding will be used by Campbelltown City Council and the adjoining City of Burnside for a master plan to coordinate future development and improve the overall liveability of the Magill Urban Village.

The area is expected to undergo major growth over the next decade – this funding will help ensure that this growth is properly planned and that it aligns with the Federal Government’s National Urban Policy.

From a national perspective, it is a great example of the cooperation that is necessary between governments as we tackle the big challenges facing our cities such as climate change, a lack of affordable housing, traffic congestion and a growing, ageing population.

Indeed, as one of the most urbanised societies on the planet, Australia’s future economic prosperity and social cohesion will depend largely on how successful we are at making our cities more productive, sustainable and liveable.

That is why Federal Labor has ended the Commonwealth’s self-imposed, decade long exile from our major cities and is again engaging with the states, territories and local councils to bring about a much needed urban renaissance.

The $100,000 Magill Urban Village Precinct Master Plan project is being funded under the Gillard Labor Government’s Liveable Cities program.