Massive spend

MORE than $100 million will be spent on almost 400 projects as Canterbury-Bankstown Council delivers its largest program of capital works.

Over $100m on record projects

The works will include $33 million on roads, car parks and traffic improvements; $9.9 million on parks, playgrounds and sporting facilities; $9.6 million on town centre improvements; $6.9 million on community buildings; $5 million on road and pedestrian bridges; $4.1 million on footpaths and boardwalks; and $1.8 million on improvements to river water quality.

Mayor Khal Asfour said residents told council in surveys that they want Canterbury-Bankstown to be an even safer, cleaner and greener, prosperous and innovative, moving and integrated, healthy and active, more liveable and distinctive, and engaged City by 2028.

“This new financial commitment follows on from our previous three budgets, aimed at making the vision of our residents a reality,” he said.

“For example, over the last three months alone (January to March), we have completed 203 projects valued at $27.7 million. That is a phenomenal effort by our staff, who are on the ground day in day out, making sure Canterbury-Bankstown remains the thriving City it is.

“As much as I would like to undertake every project residents want, it’s obviously not possible. But, in order to meet the growing needs of our community, we have planned in a responsible and well informed manner.”

Some of the projects to be delivered over the next 12 months will include Stage two of East Hills car park; Improvements to Revesby town centre and stage two of Canterbury town centre upgrade; A new playground at Parry Park, Lakemba; Bridge widening work at Wolumba and Hector Streets, Chester Hill; Installation of sportsfield lighting at Potts Park, Yagoona; New amenities at Wagener Oval, Ashbury; and Construction of bike path around Cup and Saucer Creek, Canterbury.