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Consultants will now focus on how to boost our night time economy

Fisher's Ghost Festival parade last year was held at twilight for the first time as part of a bid to boost the local night time economy.

The Fisher’s Ghost Festival parade last year was held at twilight for the first time as part of a bid to boost the local night time economy. Another after dark event is the Night Food Markets at Mawson Park.

Campbelltown Council says it wants to boost the local night time economy as part of its message to the world that “Campbelltown is open for business’’.

It has engaged consultants Deloitte to develop a night time economy strategy and action plan for the Campbelltown CBD.

Deloitte were also engaged to produce the Reimagining Campbelltown report.

A report says council is “committed to creating a local economy that is dynamic, diverse and provides opportunities for residents, visitors, businesses and investors to live, work, play and learn close to home’’. “The creation of a night time economy is an important element in the realisation of this vision and a necessary requirement for the revitalisation of Campbelltown CBD.’’

The Campbelltown CBD extends from Leumeah to Macarthur Square.

Reimagining Campbelltown highlighted the need to reinvigorate tired CBDs by creating places that support a vibrant, liveable city; that celebrates art and culture, develops opportunities for tourism and promotes Campbelltown as a destination, as well as providing the community with places where they feel good.

The focus for this strategy will be activities offered after sunset, with the end result being a strategy which articulates the current situation and recommendations to improve, as well as an action plan which outlines how these recommendations should be implemented.

Currently, Campbelltown CBD has limited activity or offerings from this time to encourage residents, businesses, commuters and visitors to linger.

“We want to create a CBD that is vibrant and attractive, and that offers a range of experiences to cater for everyone,’’ says the report.

“We want to create opportunities for economic and employment growth, to encourage a diversity of businesses, experiences and activities across different times of the night in the Campbelltown CBD.’’

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