Bays Precinct Reference Group
Bays Precinct Reference Group

Bays Precinct Reference Group

UrbanGrowth NSW today announced it will establish a reference group comprising community, business and other organisations interested in the transformation of The Bays Precinct, to act as a sounding board and information sharing body.

The creation of the reference group, which will be set up through a formal Registration of Interest process which opens today, reflects UrbanGrowth NSW’s commitment to public consultation and engagement.

“Genuine and early engagement was one of the 20 high-level principles that came out of the International Summit last November, and the establishment of a reference group aligns with that important principle,” said UrbanGrowth NSW Chief Executive, David Pitchford.

“While the reference group will not replace broader public consultation and engagement processes such as this year’s Discovery Day and the Sydneysiders’ Summit, as well as the public comment period on the transformation discussion paper, it will provide a formal and ongoing forum for feedback and advice to UrbanGrowth NSW throughout the transformation program.”

The Bays Precinct Reference Group will meet quarterly and will comprise representatives of groups reflecting a range of geographic and sectoral interests, including local resident and business groups, youth and community service groups, and groups with an interest in heritage, Aboriginal, environmental, health, arts and education issues.

The reference group will build on the role played most recently by the Community Advisory Panel in the Call for Great Ideas process.

The Call for Great Ideas Community Advisory Panel provided an initial review of submissions. It comprised representatives from community groups from the local government areas immediately surrounding the Bays Precinct, as well as groups representing young people and the Greater Sydney area.

The Terms of Reference and registration form for the Bays Precinct Reference Group can be found on the website:

Applications close Friday 23 October 2015.