Our online survey is now closed. To register interest for ongoing consultation, please read below.
The City of Canada Bay has a lot to offer. We're a celebrated recreation destination with few rivals, our foreshore is inviting and beautiful, and we are home to connected and vibrant communities. However, there are periods when many of us that live, work and play in the City of Canada Bay don't explore our streets, attend local community events or visit our local businesses. We want to know why so that we can strengthen the long term liveability of our City that holds so much potential.
We are turning our attention to the opportunities that lie in the evening economy in key areas throughout the City of Canada Bay, and we are developing a practical framework that will help guide future planning and activities to help build investment, business, community and culture.
But what is the evening economy?
The evening economy is defined as all activities and experiences that happen between 5–9pm every day. Activities include sport and recreation, cultural events, entertainment, social activities, work, volunteering, retail, education, dining, and even staying in.
We need your help!
We want to hear from you about how and where you are spending your evenings within our local area and greater Sydney. Simply add markers on the social map below to indicate the many places you go for your evening activities. Tell us about where you go and why. This will help us understand evening interest areas and also what the barriers are that currently stop our community from spending more time locally between 5–9pm. It will also help inform what Council, local businesses and community organisations need to do to improve the evening offering.
We will build upon significant community consultation undertaken by our strategic planning team around the Local Strategic Planning Statement, and from YOUR Future 2030—our community strategic plan built by the community, for the community.
What happens next?
We will review your feedback and develop a draft framework. We will then host a creative ideas and a prioritisation workshop open to all community members to help shape the vision and approach for the evening economy and activation framework. You can sign up to the workshop in the survey below.
Businesses—we want to hear from you!
Local businesses are key to developing a successful local evening economy. We would like to hear from you about your experiences with afternoon and evening operations. Help us understand what the current barriers are to activating your business between 5-9pm. Please fill out the survey below and attend one of our workshops to contribute.