The State Government is considering setting up a body to take
charge of some of Sydney's run-down corridors and employment and
industrial centres as it fine tunes plans to cope with the city's
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The State Government intend to make changes around the Sydney University local community, Redfern. The plan is to revitalise the 20 km Parramatta corridor from the corner of City Road to Granville with the reason being to cope with area’s projected growth. Reportedly there will be light rail services, medium density housing and a commercial park in stall for the area.
Ramifications for these plans for change will reshape Sydney and meet the future demands in growth whilst taking into consideration maximising jobs and investment returns for Redfern-Waterloo area.
Teaching Idea: Encourage children to be informed about the changes in the local community by investigating the causes and effects in physical and mental contexts. Children can learn to project the future effects of these plans and what it would look like by either scripting an episode for a skit, paintings, excursions, incursions to construction sites and so on and so forth. A visual aid to support this article can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvXb1VGJJvM which is a clip about the growth of Dubai documented over 11 years by NASA.
Excursion Idea: go out and about the local community, in this case Redfern, and take in the surroundings. Question children on what kind of change they would implement and why.
Assessment Idea: Children can envision what the intended changes would look like in Redfern by doing a collage. Allows them to brainstorm and gather thoughts around the topic.