By Rolf Fuchs
How well do you know the issues facing the Campbelltown/Macarthur region? And how well do you know the members who represents your electorate? With just two more weeks until New South Wales goes to the poles on the March the 28th, Smarter Macarthur interviews Cr Paul Lake.
Interview with paul lake
Independent Councillor Paul Lake is the Mayor of Campbelltown for the 2014-2015 term, and has worked with Council since 2004. In this interview, Cr Lake shares the issues and challenges, as well as his vision for the future of the Campbelltown region.
Q. How do you think the state government can help businesses in Campbelltown?
A. Now that we have been named as the new regional city, Campbelltown will grow substantially in the next 10 to 20 years. The government will no doubt have discussions with council about what we require in this area to assist in job creation, and that will flow through to infrastructure.
Q. Along with the regional city announcement, what do you see as the other major opportunities for Campbelltown and the Macarthur area?
A. I think it means people will not have to leave the area to go searching for jobs. It won’t only benefit Campbelltown, it will also benefit surrounding areas such as Camden and Wollondilly. We are really known as the Macarthur region, now that we have the status as a regional city everything will be a hub around this area. This will also help the university where over 120 doctors recently graduated. We are looking at an additional roughly 25,000 homes going south towards Appin, and possibly about 15,000 apartments in the Campbelltown LGA by the year 2030. You will probably find a massive change in Queen Street in the years ahead with multi story living up to 14 stories or so, which should bring a lot of businesses back into the area. Campbelltown is the future of the Sydney area.
With the state election a little under three months away now is the time to contact your local candidates and let them know what is important.
Missed last weeks interview with Greg Warren (Labor's Candidate for Campbelltown) and Rick Fitzpatrick (Campbelltown Chamber of Commerce)? Click here to watch Part 1.
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