Local Labor has today released a plan to bring the main streets of the Inner West to life by delivering free public WiFi to every suburb and delivering an array of new public arts and cultural activities for the region.
We will bring a new focus to economic development and provide practical incentives for local residents and visitors to spend more time on our streets.
With free WiFi, more free parking and an explosion in arts and cultural activity on our main streets, our plan will see the Inner West become more dynamic and livelier than ever before.
Analysis of credit card spending patterns in every suburb will provide new data and evidence to help local businesses and property owners attract shoppers to the Inner West.
Making sure the Inner West remains a fun, vibrant and interesting place is important to the people who live here and vital to the success of our local economy.
Local Labor Councillors will:
- Extend free public WiFi to all main streets in the Inner West.
- Seek to expand the Vivid Sydney festival to Darling Street, Parramatta Road, Ashfield Park, Marrickville Road and other locations throughout the Inner West.
- Roll out a credit card spending study to identify consumers’ spending habits in our commercial hubs. This data will then help create evidence-based initiatives to attract more shoppers to the Inner West.
- Allow non-residential buildings like shopfronts, former factories, cafes and office blocks to be used as a small scale arts and live music spaces, without the need for a development application to be submitted.
- Turn parking meters off after 7pm and extend 30-minutes free parking from main streets to all meters in side streets in the former Leichhardt Council area.